Leaders of immigrant Latino communities voiced their disappointment and anger at Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley for signing a bill that made changes to HB-56, Alabama's immigration law.
Alabama’s HB 56 was already the harshest state immigration law in the nation. But new revisions took new steps toward making life for the state’s immigrants even more difficult.
A top U.S. Justice Department official warned Alabama that the state's controversial immigration law has had "lasting" and possibly illegal consequences for Hispanic school children.
The SEIU continued its fight against Alabama immigration law HB 56 on Monday by filing a complaint with the Mexican Department of Labor, calling the law discriminatory and in violation of NAFTA.
Alabama Republican lawmakers announced a bill last week that would revise the state's immigration law. Opponents of the law aren't impressed, and are pushing Democrats in the state house to vote against the bill.
Many studies have focused on the fiscal and economic ramifications of anti-immigrant legislation, but little work has been done on the harmful effects these laws have on everyday life in our communities. That is the focus of a new report.
With eight months to go before Election Day, Obama is on pace to match the 76 percent support he got from Latino voters in 2008 — and the GOP may be undoing a decade of work to attract Hispanic.
On Thursday, three judges in a federal court in Florida considered the constitutionality of Alabama’s HB56 and Georgia’s HB87 immigration laws, but they won’t be issuing rulings yet.
Since HB 56 went into effect last fall, children stayed home from school out of fear that their parents would be deported, and U.S.-born children have been denied food stamps because of their parents’ immigration status.
In Alabama and no one knows how many people initially left the state after their immigration law passed, so it's impossible to say how many have returned. But some illegal immigrants are trickling back, unable to find work elsewhere.
Despite tough economic times and a hostile political environment, immigrant rights activists are forging ahead, and having success, pushing a pro-immigrant youth agenda at the state level.
Not all Alabamians support the state's HB 56 immigration law and in a new series of videos, Director Chris Weitz, the man behind the film "A Better Life," documents some of the reasons why.
U.S.-born children with undocumented immigrant parents even have been denied food stamps because of a portion of the anti-immigrant law in Alabama.
Alabama's crackdown on illegal immigrants, widely seen as the toughest in the United States, has cost the state's economy up to $10.8 billion, according to a new study