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After HB 56, Alabama Has Worst Economy in Southeast

This time last year, Alabama had just begun implementing its worst-in-the-nation anti-immigrant law, HB 56, causing chaos in the state and forcing neighborhoods full of immigrants to flee.  At the time, state senator and HB 56 sponsor Scott Beason rationalized the law as “a jobs bill,” one that would drive immigrants out of the state … Continue reading »

ARIZONA AND NATIONAL POLITICAL ANALYSTS, IMMIGRANT ADVOCATES DISCUSS THE POLITICS OF IMMIGRATION IN THE 2012 ELECTIONS

New Poll from Latino Decisions Reveals that Immigration is Top of Mind for Arizona’s Latino Voters  Today, at a live-streamed panel at the Cronkite School, Arizona State University in downtown Phoenix, political analysts, advocates, and community leaders from Arizona and across the country discussed how Latino voters and immigration reform will shape the presidential, Senate and House races … Continue reading »

Alabama's Anti-Immigrant Law Backfires — Again

Remember that crazy anti-immigrant law out of Alabama – HB 56? The one that was so bad that we referred to it as the monster of all immigration laws, which also resulted in a mass-exodus of Alabama’s Hispanic population? Here’s a reminder from an article in Bloomberg today: The Alabama law’s intent was to attack … Continue reading »

Alabama Gov. Bentley to Alabama Students: I Insist, Show Me Your Papers

Yesterday, the state of Alabama filed a motion asking the full 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear arguments about the state’s worst-in-the-nation anti-immigration law.  The Alabama law, HB 56, made international news for targeting schoolchildren in an overzealous attempt to make their undocumented parents self-deport.  Alabama’s appeal comes after a three judge panel from … Continue reading »

Alabama Governor to Alabama Students: I Insist, Show Me Your Papers

State Appeals Ruling on Immigration Law Out of “Principle” in Ugly Preview of Life Under Kobach/Romney Self-Deportation Plan Yesterday, the state of Alabama filed a motion asking the full 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear arguments about the state’s worst in the nation anti-immigration law.  The Alabama law, HB 56, made international news for … Continue reading »