BBC News - Immigration: Can Alabama solve a problem called Maria? In every instance, they call illegals "immigrants" and even edited people's quotations to change what they said into "immigrant" "For the senator - and the majority of Alabamians - the issue is relatively simple. "There will be people caught in a difficult situation, but the law is the law. And I think the person who is forgotten is that citizen who faces challenges because of that never ending flow [of immigrants]," says Mr Beason. "Your economy, your social structure, cannot deal with that sort of influx." "