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Will Mississippi Choose the Higher Road or Follow Down a Misguided Path?

(15) Comments | Posted March 30, 2012 | 6:52 AM

It appears some of Mississippi's lawmakers are showing neighborly love in the worst way possible-by attempting to push through a copy of Alabama's HB 56 in their own legislature. Like its widely reviled predecessor, Mississippi's HB 488 is designed to make living conditions so unbearable for immigrants that...

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Different State, Same Hate

(32) Comments | Posted November 3, 2011 | 12:45 AM

Department of Justice steps in to block South Carolina's anti-immigrant law

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit against South Carolina to block the implementation of SB 20, a divisive and dangerous anti-immigrant law signed by Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) earlier this year. If SB 20...

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Alabama Congressman's Offensive Statements Highlight Dangers Of Hateful Anti-Immigrant Legislation

(27) Comments | Posted July 12, 2011 | 10:24 AM

Things are getting ugly in Alabama. Last month, the Cotton State became the fourth state to pass a draconian anti-immigrant, anti-Latino law, one even harsher than Arizona SB 1070. And on June 29, Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks used violent and inappropriate language toward immigrants, saying,...

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Arizona's Action on Immigration Fails to Set Precedent

(974) Comments | Posted May 13, 2011 | 5:17 PM

Despite the initial hype that anti-immigrant legislation modeled after Arizona's SB 1070 would spread quickly through the country, state after state has rejected proposals to follow Arizona down its failed path. In the year since SB 1070 was signed, 24 states have rejected copycat legislation. Even...

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