Their story is the same one heard all over the state: they don't dare drive because they're afraid of being detained; they think twice before going to the market to buy food because they're afraid of being detained; they're afraid of going to the doctor because they're afraid of being detained; they're afraid to take their native-born U.S. citizen children to the doctor because they're afraid of being detained.
There is no room for second-guessing, Mr. President. Congress and the White House must hold onto courage, heart, and mind to stop the types of ill-intentioned, myopic, inhumane laws such as SB1070 and SB56, and get back to work on smart, humane, and sensible updates to our nation's broken and inconsistent immigration laws.
Mitt Romney thinks he's found his winning issue against Rick Perry. Got that? Mitt Romney's immigration plan is to crack down -- hard -- on immigrant youth.
The war on illegal immigrants is akin to the war on drugs. The standards for conducting stops and making inquiries raise important constitutional questions. But beyond those important questions of law, lie the practical issues.
Racism in the United States often increases during tough economic times and is reflected in scapegoating. That's what seems to have happened in Alabama.
No American should have to choose between invalidating their personal beliefs and going to jail. This choice is inhumane and discriminatory in addition to being unconstitutional.
There is a bonus lesson in how The Help finally got to the marketplace and that is you have to take calculated risks.
Once the federal government passes a comprehensive immigration policy overhaul, the plethora of state laws will become obsolete. In the meantime, states are only damaging themselves.
Robert Gibbs' crucial communications role in Obama's election, how he smugly 'handled' the press during the lifeless first two years of Obama's sovereignty, tells me that when a 'spokesperson' is involved in the actual administration of a President, prevarication might ensue.
As Mike Barrett fearlessly approaches, a bunch of bees surrounds him. Although these guys are a little agitated, they're not up in arms -- yet. "I'm not afraid of the bees," Mike says.
Mo Brooks' rhetoric demonstrates what is already clear about Arizona-style bills -- they do not intend to find workable solutions to immigration. Rather, they force immigrants to live in fear, and perpetuate discrimination and intolerance.
Alabama's new anti-immigration law includes provisions that serve no purpose other than to intimidate undocumented immigrants and discourage them from...
Would baseball legend Roberto Clemente have played in next week's Major League All Star baseball game or joined a boycott in protest of Arizona's controversial SB 1070 "papers please" law?
Imprisoning immigrants should not be a golden goose for private corporations,
While there is a growing progressive trend supporting vetoes of radical right-wing legislation, there is a definite backlash against centrist, populist, Blue Dog-style Democrats in North Carolina and all across the South.
In light of this state's recent tornado tragedies, this year may be the very best time for Alabama to immerse itself in its rich musical heritage and allow it to wash away the sad memories of the upheaval it's just gone through.