Auto companies like Hyundai have serious influence in Alabama. If Hyundai were to turn against destructive laws like HB 56—which has split up immigrant families and cost the state millions in economic output—Alabama’s legislature would seriously reconsider the law.

As America continues to look for more jobs Washington can’t seem to come up with an answer. We’ve heard solutions from policy wonks, politicians, and academics, but rarely from people who have first-hand experience actually creating jobs.

Humberto Guzman drove big rigs in Alabama for two months. As an undocumented immigrant from Honduras, he feared being deported everyday. “The police would come after us a lot,” Guzman said. “Where we parked was the problem because they always asked us for our papers.”

Hyundai’s corporate headquarters may be in Seoul, but the company has enormous influence over Alabama politicians. And, Alabama’s elected officials have been more than willing to open the state’s coffers to Hyundai.

I’m about to board a 14 hour flight to Seoul, South Korea, where a delegation of national civil and labor rights leaders will tell Hyundai shareholders that their company’s decision to brush aside requests to help repeal Alabama’s anti-immigrant law is unacceptable. A few weeks ago, civil, human rights, and labor organizations sent a letter to these auto giants, and asked them to take a stand against H.B. 56. None of them have.

I’m about to board a 14 hour flight to Seoul, South Korea, where a delegation of national civil and labor rights leaders will tell Hyundai shareholders that their company’s decision to brush aside requests to help repeal Alabama’s anti-immigrant law is unacceptable. A few weeks ago, civil, human rights, and labor organizations sent a letter to these auto giants, and asked them to take a stand against H.B. 56. None of them have.

Several weeks ago we posted an update to our “Boycott Hate” campaign: how we’d asked car companies like Honda and Hyundai to join us in the fight to repeal Alabama’s anti-immigrant law HB 56, and how they basically told us it wasn’t their problem. As a CNN report wrote after speaking to a Hyundai spokesman, “the company does not take a position on the immigration law one way or the other.”

On a spring morning in 2010, Leticia dropped two of her children at school, and continued on to run errands with her 4-year-old daughter. Then, she was stopped at a checkpoint. According to retired San Diego police officer, Carlos Ronquillo, who was a witness, Escondido was conducting a DUI checkpoint at 9:30 in the morning.

Earlier this week, we wrote about the Silicon Valley “Tech Titans” who were supporting DREAMers through E4FC.org. Today, there’s another major player from the business world weighing in on the immigration issue: Howard Buffett.

Emotion over illegal immigration and a lack of understanding between politicians and farmers is hampering efforts to bring much-needed migrant labor into the U.S., a noted farmer, philanthropist and author said Thursday.