Here at Facing South, we have closely followed the rapidly changing demographics of the South. In particular, the South has one of the fastest-growing new immigrant populations, which will be changing the face of the region's culture and politics for years to come.
States like Texas and Florida -- and more recently Georgia and North Carolina -- receive a lot of attention in the immigration debate, but the South's transformation can be felt everywhere, as this news clip from Alabama reveals:
When school begins in August a North Alabama school will likely make state education history.
Collinsville is located in Southern Dekalb County and has had a large Hispanic population for years now.
This school year Collinsville K-12 grades will become the first school in the state to have a Hispanic majority.
Hispanics have been drawn to the area in recent years for jobs at a local nursing home and at a poultry processing plant located in the community.