Yesterday, 3400 people joined Members of Congress and state civic, civil rights, and religious leaders at the historic 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham to protest Alabama's Draconian, "papers, please" anti-immigrant law and to support the effort to repeal the legislation. Continue »
According to some supporters of Alabama's worst-in-the-nation immigration law – figures such as State Senator Scott Beason, Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL), U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), anti-immigrant leader Mark Krikorian, and immigration law architect and current Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) – the state's "papers, please" anti-immigration... Continue »
According to some supporters of Alabama's worst-in-the-nation immigration law – figures such as State Senator Scott Beason, Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL), U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), anti-immigrant leader Mark Krikorian, and immigration law architect and current Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) – the state's "papers, please"... Continue »
According to some supporters of Alabama's worst-in-the-nation immigration law – figures such as State Senator Scott Beason, Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL), U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), anti-immigrant leader Mark Krikorian, and immigration law architect and current Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) – the state's "papers, please"... Continue »
Imagine you are the chief executive of an international company looking to expand to the United States. You like states like Alabama, especially, because of their right-to-work laws, available sites for new industry and, most of all, the tax and other incentives they offer. Continue »
Perhaps it can be argued that the arrest of a Mercedes-Benz manager in Tuscaloosa under the state's harsh immigration law is an unintended consequence, but certainly this sort of thing was foreseen. Continue »
There are increasing signs of serious economic fallout from Alabama's harsh anti-immigrant law, HB 56. There are growing calls, even from some GOP Senators, to change HB 56. The Anniston Star says repeal it. Continue »
Georgia's law against illegal immigration is hurting restaurants and farmers by creating a labor shortage that results in lower sales, witnesses told a hearing Tuesday held by Senate Democrats. Continue »
Last night, on NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams," reporter Kate Snow did a segment on what Williams called the "huge controversy" in Alabama caused by the passage of HB 56. Snow's report showed the dire impacts of HB 56 on Alabama's Latino families and the state's farmers. Continue »
A scathing editorial in today's Washington Post blasts Alabama's new anti-immigrant law - and the failure of Congress to find a path to citizenship for the undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. Continue »