Alabama Immigrants Change the Face of Religious Landscape

October 10, 2003

Source: Birmingham Post-Herald

On October 10, 2003 Birmingham Post-Herald described the recent trend of internationalism that is transforming the fabric of Alabama life. "According to a new study of Census Bureau records by the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies, Alabama's foreign-born population more than doubled from 42,141 in 1990 to 88,118 in 2000," said the Post-Herald. While Mexican and German born immigrants make up the majority of the foreign born population, an influx in Indian born immigrants is changing the face of cities like Birmingham, which today has at least two Hindu Temples.