A civil rights abuse hotline in Alabama — set up by the Southern Poverty Law Center, National Immigration Law Center (NILC), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), MALDEF, Latino Justice, Asian Law Caucus — has fielded over 1,000 calls in just two days since the implementation of HB 56.

While Newt Gingrich’s proposal is extremely limited and far from an adequate policy answer to our broken immigration system, he has played an invaluable role in isolating the key question: What do we do with the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently settled in the United States?

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) took a moment on Wednesday to question a congressional witness about how he moved to the United States from Mexico, after the former police chief mentioned in his testimony that he is an immigrant.

The terrible Alabama immigration law remains a hot topic of conversation, and it probably will be until the law is repealed or thrown out by the federal courts. I’m betting on the federal courts over repeal.

A Japanese man temporarily working at Honda’s car factory in east Alabama became the second foreign auto worker charged under the state’s law on illegal immigration, the company said Wednesday.

An Illinois congressman is urging federal officials to drop deportation proceedings against a South Carolina worker. Democratic congressman Luis Gutierrez appeared Wednesday with Gabino Sanchez, a 27-year-old construction and landscaping worker, during an initial appearance at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Charleston.

Nearly all the Republican presidential hopefuls are now on record as wanting to build a 2,000-mile-long fence on the U.S. border with Mexico — a wildly expensive, staggeringly wasteful project that would do little to deter illegal immigration.