In Alabama, half a dozen religious officials sent a letter this week to Gov. Robert Bentley saying that in the Christmas spirit, he ought to consider a repeal of the laws that state’s Legislature passed this year to get itself involved in immigration matters.
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Alabama's controversial immigration law is "grounded in discrimination," and fosters a culture of fear for undocumented residents and their families, a human rights organization said in a report released Wednesday.
This essay contends that the civil rights implications for immigrants and Latinos raised by the state immigration laws are in many respects similar to the civil rights issues raised by Jim Crow for African-Americans.
Chants in English and Spanish echoed through the streets in Gadsden on Saturday as protesters of Alabama’s immigration law marched on Forrest Avenue in front of the Etowah County Detention Center.
According to a new report, anti-immigrant legislation, record deportations and an unsteady economy have combined into the "perfect storm" of throwing 30 percent of undocumented Mexican immigrants overboard into a sea of poverty.
Alabama’s H.B. 56, signed into law on June 9, 2011, is the nation’s harshest anti-immigrant law. Here are the 100 reasons why this law is becoming a train wreck for the state in every way imaginable
Alabama's law cracking down on illegal immigration is considered the strictest in the nation and the U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against Alabama saying the immigration law is unconstitutional and aims to threaten "the most basic human needs."
For most undocumented immigrants today, Alabama is a place to flee from, not to flock to. Not so for a dozen immigrant youth and a small contingent of parents, all of them undocumented, who’ve arrived in Alabama to tell their stories at an action planned in front of the capitol’s statehouse in Montgomery.
State anti-immigration laws are disrupting our food production system, and no one in the American food movement is speaking out.
When the Alabama legislature approved what is considered the nation's toughest anti-illegal immigration law, much of the state's religious community was quick to condemn it. But Latino evangelical leaders say a key voice in Alabama's debate is missing - that of their own denominations.
Cineo Gonzales recounts how, in front of the entire class, his daughter received a Spanish-language pamphlet explaining HB 56. When Gonzales asked why the teacher gave the document to his daughter, the principal told him that they only gave the document to children who looked like weren’t from there.
The flight of thousands of Latinos from states with harsh anti-immigrant laws regardless of legal status is not an unforeseen consequence of these type of legislation — it’s the entire point.
The states with two of the nation’s most restrictive new anti-illegal immigration laws also happen to be the two states that saw the biggest jump in their Latino population during the last decade. Alabama saw a 145% increase in its Latino population and South Carolina a 148% increase.