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Month: August 2015

It's Not the Press That's Harming Alabama's Reputation, It's the Immigration Law

Alabama’s “papers, please” immigration law is the epitome of a self-inflicted wound, bringing severe pain to the state’s agriculture industry and driving away potential tourism dollars. Yet perhaps the most incalculable damage of the Alabama law has been to the state’s reputation. Unfortunately, the state that grew to symbolize racism and intolerance in the 1950s and 1960s is earning that reputation again today. But key backers of the Alabama law are in denial.

HB 56 y la indignación

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Ahora que la indignación ha cobrado atención nacional y mundial con las manifestaciones a través del país, debería haber espacio para indignarse por el maltrato a la comunidad inmigrante de Alabama con la HB 56 y por la insensatez de quienes creen que la ley sólo perjudica a indocumentados y no a … Continue reading »

Alabama State Senator Scott Beason: Not In My Backyard

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress that her department will not be helping Alabama enforce its new immigration law. Which makes a lot of sense considering 1) the Department of Justice is in court trying to overturn the law and 2) the federal government has been a little busy deporting record numbers of undocumented immigrants over the past three years.

Federal Homeland Security official tells Congress her department isn’t going to help Alabama

Alabama looks like it’s on its own where the state’s punitive immigration law is concerned. But it’s not like we haven’t been here before. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress this week that her department, which includes Immigration and Customs Enforcement, will not help implement Alabama’s immigration law.