With the ongoing excitement over the Deferred Action program for DREAMer students, it’s hard to remember (outside Arizona) that there are some states still trying to enforce their own versions of immigration law.
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.
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.
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.
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
The year 2011 was very tough for Latinos, especially for undocumented immigrants, according to an editorial in this weeks La Opinión.
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.
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.
Spanish-speaking parents say their children are facing more bullying and taunts at school since Alabama's tough crackdown on illegal immigration took effect last month. Many blame the name-calling on fallout from the law, which has been widely covered in the news, discussed in some classrooms and debated around dinner tables.
Farmers in states like Alabama that have passed strong anti-illegal immigration laws are fighting back, saying they are losing labor and that US workers are unwilling to take up farm work.
One of the great unanswered questions about the 2012 election is how the nation's 10 million Latino voters will cast their ballots. In 2008, they favored President Obama by more than a 2-1 margin. But facing double-digit unemployment and Obama's broken promises on immigration reform, Latinos are disaffected from the president and aren't especially energized about voting for him.
A federal appeals court stepped up and temporarily blocked the provision that requires school officials to determine students' immigration status.
At least a half-dozen poultry plants shut down or scaled back operations Wednesday and many other businesses closed as Latinos in Alabama skipped work to protest the state’s toughest-in-the-nation immigration law.
How sad that Alabama's ugly past is rearing its head again and has found a new group of people to prey upon with discrimination, prejudice and terror. Only this time, they feel emboldened to do it without the sheets.