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Yes, the Stunning Upset in the Alabama Senate Race Will Have a Direct Impact On Getting the Dream Act Enacted This Year: Here’s How

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 out for you – if you … Continue reading »

We must #StopSessions. Call Your Senators Today.

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 urging Senators to vote against Sessions.  … Continue reading »

With Direct Action In Alabama, NAACP Escalates Growing Opposition to Sessions Nomination

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 of the NAACP, told police before … Continue reading »

As Republicans Gather In Agriculture-Rich California, A Lesson From The Devastating Effects Of Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant HB 56

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 — implemented in 2011 by state … Continue reading »

Jeff Sessions On A Crusade Against All Immigrants: Legal And Undocumented

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 has absolutely zero interest in addressing … Continue reading »

Buzzfeed: Alabama’s Draconian Anti-Immigrant Law Dies With A Whimper

Around this time three years ago, America’s Voice and a coalition of other pro-immigration reform groups were part of a major push to roll back Alabama’s HB 56 anti-immigrant law, widely considered to be the harshest in the nation.  The law, as it was initially implemented, legalized racial profiling, required K-12 public schools to keep tabs … Continue reading »

Alabama Editorial: Jeff Sessions is Helping His Party Lose the Latino Vote

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is undoubtedly one of the Senate’s loudest voices against immigrants and immigration reform — and not everyone back home in Alabama is very happy about that.  Remember — Alabama is the state that passed HB 56, which for a time was the nation’s harshest anti-immigrant law.  In the last few years the … Continue reading »

Alabama's "HB 56 Is In Ruins": The Repudiation of Self-Deportation, Krikorian and Kobach

Two years ago, we were deeply involved in the battle against Alabama’s HB 56, the harshest immigration law in the country. HB 56 was a self-deportation bill that relied on racial profiling to harass immigrants in the state. But, as Benjy Sarlin notes, today, HB 56 is in shambles: “Illegal is illegal.” With that rallying cry, Alabama … Continue reading »

Alabama Families Thank Rep. Spencer Bachus for Support on Immigration Reform

As we’ve written about before, Spencer Bachus (R-AL) is a Represenative whose example more House Republicans should seek to emulate.  The 11-term Congressman supports immigration reform with a path to citizenship and has spoken compassionately about how his Christian faith affects his view of immigrants.  And Bachus is from Alabama, a deep-red state which just … Continue reading »

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