The Alabama legislature is advancing Texas-style legislation that threatens communities by empowering local law enforcement to arrest and detain anyone they suspect to be an undocumented immigrant. Civil rights advocates in the state have called H.B. 376 “inhumane” and “unnecessary,” and warned that it’s “putting Alabama communities at greater... Continue »
Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville appeared to defend white nationalism on CNN on Monday night when Kaitlan Collins asked to explain his position on the issue. A shocking moment that caught the nation’s attention and led Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to condemn the move on the Senate floor,... Continue »
En medio del bombardeo extremista que una vez más marca otro ciclo electoral en Estados Unidos, hay dos museos que toda persona en este país debería visitar o al menos leer al respecto. Ambos están situados en Alabama, un estado con un triste historial de racismo y segregación: uno... Continue »
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is seeking to boost his 2024 Republican presidential primary chances by enacting what’s been reported as “the toughest crackdown on undocumented immigration by any state in more than a decade.” His anti-immigrant proposals are as harsh as they are expansive, forcing hospitals to inquire into... Continue »
The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: The surprise election of Doug Jones to the Senate sends an unmistakable message to members of Congress up for reelection in 2018. To Democrats, the message is that you have a progressive base that will turn... Continue »
Stop Jeff Sessions Attorney General Confirmation
Donald Trump nominated anti-immigrant extremist Jeff Sessions to serve as our nation’s next Attorney General.  Today, in an effort to block the confirmation of Sessions by the United States Senate, a large coalition of civil rights, domestic violence, LGBTQ rights and other progressive groups are holding a call-in day... Continue »
NAACP NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks Protest Jeff Sessions
Yesterday, leaders from the NAACP showed the intensity of their opposition to Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) nomination to be the next United States’ Attorney General by occupying his Congressional office in Mobile, Alabama. “We are engaging in a voluntary act of civil disobedience,” Cornell William Brooks, the national president... Continue »
As Republican candidates descend on agriculture and immigrant-rich California for their second debate, you don’t have to wonder what kind of effects Donald Trump’s radical immigration “plan” would have on the state and elsewhere — all you have to do is look at Alabama. The draconian, Trump-style HB 56... Continue »
The fox is in charge of the immigration hen house — and Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III of Alabama couldn’t be happier. Undoubtedly one of the loudest anti-immigrant voices in the Senate, Sessions now chairs the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, cementing the fact that the new Republican majority... Continue »
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes made a valiant effort to get a straight answer out of Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) this weekend, when Hayes asked Brooks what his exact position on immigration reform is and whether he supports the mass deportation of the 11 million immigrants already here. The result, captured by... Continue »