The Kansas City Star today has an in-depth article on Kris Kobach, the sometimes-Kansas Secretary of State who is so passionately anti-immigrant that he works overtime in service of it. Kobach is Kansas Secretary of the State by day, a job which the Star notes “should be one of the quietest jobs in government.”  But by… Continue »

Tomorrow, leaders from the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ACIJ) are holding a press conference at 10 AM CT to speak about Alabama’s anti-immigrant law and to outline their plan of action to deal with proposed changes to HB 56.  Check back in tomorrow for our report on the ACIJ presser. In the meantime, the reaction… Continue »

Yesterday, the backers of Alabama’s “show me your papers” anti-immigrant law introduced new legislation to tweak, but not repeal HB56. The following is a reaction to the new bill from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice.

Changes could be coming to Alabama’s tough immigration law that has been challenged by the courts, churches and businesses. Its author, Republican Rep. Micky Hammon, on Thursday offered revisions that he said would make the law more workable for local governments, more enforceable for police, and less burdensome for law-abiding citizens and businesses.