Small Midwest Town Copes With Immigration

Part I of the Report

Tiny Beardstown, Ill.,has seen an influx of immigrants in the past decade. A pork processing plant first attracted immigrants to the town. Town officials estimate that Hispanics, there both legally and illegally, make up a third of the 6,000 residents.

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