Mississippi, well-aware of how HB 56 in Alabama turned out, is wary of proceeding with its own anti-immigrant bills.  Texas is backing away from last year’s push to crack down on immigrants.  Even Georgia is seeking to make changes to its current legislation. Kansas, however, it seems is another... Continue »
More than a year after Alabama began implementing state anti-immigrant law HB 56—which was supposed to be a jobs bill–Alabama now has the worst economy in the American Southeast.  The state has endured a year of civil rights groups and supporters comparing the state’s present to its famously ugly... Continue »
This time last year, Alabama had just begun implementing its worst-in-the-nation anti-immigrant law, HB 56, causing chaos in the state and forcing neighborhoods full of immigrants to flee.  At the time, state senator and HB 56 sponsor Scott Beason rationalized the law as “a jobs bill,” one that would... Continue »
Earlier this week we wrote about a new University of Maryland Baltimore County study finding that the passage of Maryland’s Question 4 (a vote in favor of that state’s DREAM Act) will generate $66 million in economic benefits for the state: Maryland’s Dream Act, if approved by voters on... Continue »
Earlier this week we wrote about Maryland’s Question 4, a voter initiative that must pass in order to secure a special college tuition rate for Maryland’s undocumented immigrant youth. Some Florida students, however, have been fighting against state laws that force them to pay out-of-state tuition—not because they are... Continue »
Four weeks from today, Maryland voters will have the chance to defend the DREAM Act by voting FOR Question 4.  So far, the polling looks good for our side. Supporters of Question 4, led by students, took to the streets over the weekend with a march by young people that... Continue »
California Governor Jerry Brown had the chance this week to make California the anti-Arizona, a place where immigrants could count on and work with local police to fight crime. Instead, he chose to keep California on a path where tens of thousands of immigrants are deported each year for... Continue »
Time is running out in California for the TRUST Act.  California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, only has until THIS weekend to sign the bill, and we’re asking everyone to call (916) 445-2841 to ask Gov. Brown to sign the bill TODAY. Lawrence Downes in the New York Times today explains... Continue »
Please RSVP for the Facebook event to remind yourself and everyone you know to vote “FOR” Question 4 on your ballot – vote “FOR” the Maryland DREAM Act. Continue »