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Mother Jones Series Takes an In-Depth Look at “the Self-Deportation Movement”

Mother Jones has an excellent series exploring the different aspects of issue of the immigration issue. The first article, by Paul Reyes, is titled, “‘It’s Just Not Right': The Failures of Alabama’s Self-Deportation Experiment.” The magazine also exposes the inner-workings of those agitators in articles about Kris Kobach and another on the broader anti-immigrant network.

Anti-Immigrant Laws in Alabama, Georgia Lead to Labor Shortages, Farmer Uncertainty About Crops

“This is a jobs bill,” they said. “This is a jobs-creation bill for Americans,” they said. Such were the arguments that Alabama Senator Scott Beason (R) and Rep. Micky Hammon (R) made last year before passing their notoriously anti-immigrant state law, HB 56.