Alabama Arise, March 5, 2014
Borrowers would get longer to repay loans in Alabama under legislation that cleared a state Senate committee Wednesday. The bill also would create a statewide common database for tracking payday loans. SB 410, sponsored by Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, awaits consideration by the full Senate. MORE>>
A sample of that profile follows:
WHO ARE ALABAMA’S POOR?
240,518 are children (21.7% of kids)
74,185 are elders (12.1% of seniors)
398,132 are adults 18-64 (14.1 % of adults)
308,711 are in female-headed families (36.4% of such families)
Looked at another way:
296,934 males are poor (13.6 % males)
415,901 females are poor (17.7 % of females)
354,197 whites are poor (11 % of whites)
324,921 blacks are poor (27.8 % of blacks)
37,032 Hispanics are poor (29.1% of Hispanics)
27,912 immigrants are poor (21.6 % of foreign-born)
Fr. Ted Arroyo, SJ, is the lead JSRI liaison to Alabama groups, assisted by other staff as appropriate.
On November 15, 2011, Fr. Ted Arroyo, SJ, discussed Alabama's recent anti-immigrant law, considered one of the strictest in the U.S., with National Jesuit News. Click here to listen to the podcast.
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