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Alabama Immigration

States Stable 2 Years After Immigration Laws

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 09.05.2013 | Latino Voices

VIDALIA, Ga. — Two years after Georgia and Alabama passed laws designed to drive away people living in the country illegally, the states' agricu...

Tornado Helps Heal Divided Town

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 07.27.2013 | Latino Voices

KILPATRICK, Ala. — For years before a tornado hit, few besides the immigrants who work at nearby poultry plants ventured down the pothole-rutted...

Elise Foley

Alabama Immigration Law To Doctors: Papers, Please | Elise Foley | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some Alabama physicians and physician assistants were surprised this week to receive a letter with a new demand from the Alabama Board o...

Supreme Court Rejects Alabama Immigration Law Appeal

AP | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has rejected Alabama's appeal to revive portions of a state immigration law, including a section that made it a crime ...

Court Deals Blow To Tough Immigration Law

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A federal appeals court has ruled that part of Alabama's tough immigration law that ordered public schools to check the citizenshi...

Alabama's Anti-immigrant Laws Put More Than 13,000 Good Export Jobs at Risk

Robert E. Scott | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Robert E. Scott

Respect for the civil and labor rights of all workers, both documented and undocumented, is not only the right thing to do, it is the smart thing if Alabama wants to keep and expand its exports to Mexico and the jobs they support.

Hispanic Students of Alabama Fight the Power! Here's How

Jessica Hoppe | Posted 07.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Jessica Hoppe

It is clear to see that Republican Sen. Scott Beason will do whatever it takes to eradicate illegal immigration from Alabama.

Elise Foley

Alabama Immigration Debate Moves To Mexican Government | Elise Foley | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Service Employees International Union continued its fight against Alabama immigration law HB 56 on Monday by filing a complaint with...

Alabama: Stuck in Reverse

Pamela H. Long | Posted 06.21.2012 | College
Pamela H. Long

Instead of embracing tolerance and human rights, we once again slinked back into the bog of bigotry.

Elise Foley

Revisions To Alabama Immigration Law Not Good Enough, Rights Groups Say | Elise Foley | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alabama Republican lawmakers announced a bill last week that would revise the state's immigration law. Opponents of the law aren't impre...

Elise Foley

Potential Changes Filed For Alabama Immigration Law | Elise Foley | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alabama lawmakers took the first step Thursday toward amending -- but not repealing -- the state's contested immigration law. Republ...

Was the Civil Rights Movement in Vain?

Voto Latino | Posted 06.05.2012 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

Last week, I was in Alabama for a work assignment and to my surprise it was such an eye-opening and heart-wrenching experience.

Elise Foley

Alabama Immigration Law Opponents Won't Be Joined By Top Auto Manufacturer | Elise Foley | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top officer with Daimler Motor Company told opponents of Alabama's immigration law Wednesday that the corporation will not publicly ca...

Korea's Hyundai Can Fix a Human Rights Disaster in Alabama

Wade Henderson, Esq. | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
Wade Henderson, Esq.

Hyundai, speak out against human rights violations. Money talks, and in Alabama, and until now, your money has been silent.

Elise Foley

Alabama Immigration Law Fight Moves To South Korea | Elise Foley | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai, which has large plants in Alabama, hasn't responded publicly to the state's extreme immigration law -- yet. Civ...

Victory for Rights in Alabama

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Human Rights Watch

A decision by a federal appeals court to block two major provisions of Alabama's immigrant law is a significant victory not just for immigrants but for the rights of all residents of Alabama.

Protecting Democracy in America Means Protecting Voting Rights and Civil Rights

Gerry Hudson | Posted 05.09.2012 | Black Voices
Gerry Hudson

It is imperative that we not only understand the fight against restrictive voter ID laws , but that we also acknowledge that racist, anti-immigration laws, like Alabama's HB56, is an assault on the very values that civil rights marchers stood for nearly 50 years ago.

Movement To Overturn Tough Alabama Law Gains Traction

AP | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

ATLANTA -- A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked two more sections of Alabama's tough new law targeting illegal immigration pending the outc...

Elise Foley

Video Series Asks On Immigration Law: 'Is This Alabama?' | Elise Foley | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Not all Alabamians support the state's HB 56 immigration law, explicitly designed to drive undocumented immigrants out of the state. In ...

Harsh Law Could Cripple State's Economy

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

Hundreds packed the Alabama Statehouse courtyard on Tuesday to rally against the state's tough immigration law, with organizers saying they chose to s...

Anna Staver

Opponents Of Alabama Immigration Law Seek Allies In Business Sector | Anna Staver | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Opponents of Alabama's contested immigration law are asking local manufacturers of Mercedes-Benz, Honda and Hyundai cars to help them pu...

Alabama: An Important Lesson for Presidential Candidates

Grace Meng | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Grace Meng

If any candidate continues to believe enforcement-only immigration legislation is feasible or fair, he only has to look at Alabama, which essentially has put a plan of attrition into effect.

The Road Ahead for Immigration Reform

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

The current system fails more than just immigrants seeking opportunity and fair treatment. It fails all of us by refusing to embrace a future that welcomes diversity and equal access to the American dream.

WATCH: Stephen Colbert Asks Activist Scott Douglas Why Latinos In Alabama Are 'The New Negro'

Posted 01.18.2012 | Latino Voices

On Monday's The Colbert Report, Scott Douglas, the Executive Director of Greater Birmingham Ministries, called Latinos the "new Negro." Making refe...

Missouri Copycat Bill Would Require Schools To Verify Student Immigration Status

Posted 01.12.2012 | Education

In a move similar to ones chided by federal courts in Alabama and Arizona, one Kansas City area lawmaker has proposed a bill that would require Missou...