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ICYMI: Mercedes-Benz Executive Arrested Under Alabama Immigration Law

According to some supporters of Alabama’s worst-in-the-nation immigration law – figures such as State Senator Scott Beason, Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL), U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), anti-immigrant leader Mark Krikorian, and immigration law architect and current Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) – the state’s “papers, please” anti-immigration law is working exactly as they intended.

Original Series on AL Immigration Law (Maribel Hastings)

We’ve been reporting on the unwelcome national and global attention Alabama is receiving for its immigration law, HB 56. Now it’s time to get indignant about the maltreatment Alabama’s immigrant community is suffering under the law, and the insensitivity they’re being shown by those who have convinced themselves the law only targets undocumented immigrants—rather than U.S. citizens, the state’s economy and, potentially, public health.

Obama Administration to Tech Elites: "Yes We Can." When Will They Say the Same to Latino Voters?

In anticipation of yesterday’s meeting with President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, the Obama Administration announced policy changes earlier this week designed to facilitate foreign entrepreneurs’ entry and permanent residency in the U.S. Unsurprisingly, elite technology and business leaders from Silicon Valley reacted positively to the developments.

Chant During President Obama's Speech Got it Right: "Yes You Can!"

In a closely-watched speech at the NCLR conference, President Obama reiterated his support for comprehensive immigration reform and the DREAM Act, and then proceeded to say that because of the way our government works, he could not simply take matters into his own hands and act unilaterally. In a remarkable and spontaneous response, the audience began chanting, “Yes You Can! Yes You Can!”

To get DREAM Act over its first hurdle, timing was everything for Democrats

When House Democrats last week passed the DREAM Act before the Senate had staged its vote, the timing was no accident. Instead, the chronology was part of a carefully designed strategy — orchestrated, with some tension, between the two chambers — to grant the proposal its greatest shot at success.