We know that deportations can have a destructive impact on immigrant families. A new report from the Applied Research Center, Shattered Families: The Perilous Intersection of Immigration Enforcement and the Child Welfare System, found that over 5,000 children of deported parents are now stuck in the foster care system.... Continue »
Yesterday, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Tom Perez wrote to Alabama school districts reminding them, "that denying innocent children the benefit of schooling provided to other students within the district was unconstitutional." Continue »
How many undocumented immigrants in Alabama would meet the criteria set by new federal regulations to be "low priorities" for deportation if they were to be detained? Continue »
The U.S. Department of Justice sent a letter late Monday to school superintendents in Alabama requesting information on enrollment practices, saying the state's new immigration law "may chill or discourage" participation in public education. Continue »
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange said Tuesday that he expected the legal battle over Alabama's new immigration law to end up in the nation's highest court. Continue »
U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, a Laurens Republican, is raising some eyebrows after likening illegal immigrants to animals and vagrants during a talk Monday to Furman University students. During a student event at the Greenville university, Duncan was answering a question about the complexity of political issues and used illegal... Continue »
Last year, Amit Aharoni, an Israeli national and a graduate of Stanford Business School, secured $1.65 million in venture capital funding with two cofounders to launch CruiseWise.com, an online cruise booking company. Continue »
Some posters wonder why we keep writing about the state's malicious immigration law. They want to know why I believe it targets a certain group of people (brown), when the law itself claims it doesn't. Continue »
In the 21st century, the manifestations of racism and discrimination continue to be in the form of laws, like HB 56, whose effects of displacement, intimidation and terror aren't just stories. Continue »
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... Continue »