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With All Eyes on Congress, States Lead the Way on Better Laws Towards Immigrants

(73) Comments | Posted May 31, 2013 | 5:08 PM

This week saw an unprecedented advance in state campaigns expanding driving privileges to immigrants. Nevada's legislature started things off on Monday, passing a bill which will be signed into law today by Republican Governor Brian Sandoval. On Thursday, Connecticut's legislature passed a bill that Democratic Governor...

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New Anti-Immigrant Law Sinks Alabama Into Deeper Morass

(119) Comments | Posted May 24, 2012 | 4:39 PM

How long does it take to flip flop and buckle under pressure from Tea Partiers? About a day, if you're Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley.

On Friday, he signed a bill making flawed revisions to HB 56, the nation's most extreme anti-immigrant state law. Just a day earlier, Bentley had declined...

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Newest Anti-Immigrant Law Will Further Damage Georgia

(15) Comments | Posted March 26, 2012 | 1:05 PM

Just when it seemed that Georgia was coming to grips with the damage caused by HB 87, the state's Arizona-inspired anti-immigrant law, some lawmakers are again attempting to rush through new measures that would further marginalize and exclude immigrants from our community.

SB 458...

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Why States Are Already Shifting Away From Alabama and Arizona's Failed Anti-Immigrant Experiment

(45) Comments | Posted February 29, 2012 | 9:35 AM

On March 1, a federal Appeals Court in Atlanta will consider the constitutionality of anti-immigrant laws passed last year in Georgia and Alabama. And as with April's Supreme Court consideration of Arizona's "show me your papers" law, the legal stakes are high and the rulings much-anticipated. But in...
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