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Protest Today in AL: Alabama's Conscience to Block Legislators to Pass H.B. 56 "Tweak" Bill

Today marks the last day of the current Alabama legislative session, where state senators will take one last stab at passing another ill-conceived anti-immigrant bill. As legislators consider another “tweak” bill today, their efforts will be blocked by individuals who plan to fall to their knees, praying, singing, and vowing to stop any unjust anti-immigrant … Continue reading »

Consequences of Mitt Romney’s Immigration Approach on Display in Alabama

Since the early stages of the GOP primary, Mitt Romney has championed extremist immigration policies like “self-deportation,” a radical right-wing strategy that aims to purge America of the 11 million undocumented immigrants already in our country.  This policy, developed by Romney advisor Kris Kobach, has been passed into law by a handful of states.  Although … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Consequences of Mitt Romney’s Immigration Approach on Display in Alabama

Farmers Reduce Production, Take Other Drastic Measures Since the early stages of the GOP primary, Mitt Romney has championed extremist immigration policies like “self-deportation,” a radical right strategy that aims to purge America of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in our country.  This policy, developed by Romney advisor Kris Kobach, has been passed into law … Continue reading »

Alabama Faith Leaders Block Doors To State House To Protest Anti-Immigrant Legislation

Today, Reverend Frank Hammond led a group of immigration advocates — calling themselves “Alabama’s Conscience” — in a protest at the Alabama Senate against their state’s controversial worst-in-the-nation anti-immigrant law, H.B. 56 and legislation under consideration that could make it even worse. “These laws are, by their very nature, granting permission for average citizens, of … Continue reading »

BREAKING: Alabama Immigration Activists Engaging in Civil Disobedience At State House

As you recall, the Alabama State Legislature is considering changes to HB 56, the harsh anti-immigrant law. But, it’s not enough. Today, immigration activists are protesting at the State House. We’ll update with additional info. as we get it. Here’s the video that they u-streamed from the Alabama State Capitol: To watch their livestream: Streaming … Continue reading »

SEIU Files NAFTA Complaint Against Alabama's Anti-Immigrant HB 56

One of our most stalwart allies in the fight for immigration reform is the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Yesterday, SEIU stepped up — again — in the battle against Alabama’s egregious anti-immigrant law, HB 56, by filing a complaint using provisions of NAFTA. From SEIU: The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and a Mexican … Continue reading »