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Alabama Immigration Law

Law Group Says Student Was Denied Enrollment At Public School Because He's Latino

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.10.2014 | Latino Voices

An Alabama public school twice denied admission to a local 17-year-old, and the Southern Poverty Law Center alleges these decisions were made solely b...

Elise Foley

Alabama Immigration Law To Doctors: Papers, Please

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

SEE IT: Latino Professor Draws Heat For Comparing Alabama To Nazi Germany

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.30.2013 | Latino Voices

A professor is taking heat for comparing Alabama's immigration crackdown to Nazi Germany in a series of artistic images including swastikas and depict...

Our Economy Profits From All Undocumented Workers

Laura Merriman | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics
Laura Merriman

In his second term, President Obama must drastically change his administration's deportation policies and work towards a comprehensive, and fair, path to citizenship for undocumented workers.

McDonald's Franchise Facing Huge Fine Over Undocumented Worker

Posted 11.01.2012 | Business

A Kansas fast food franchisee is facing a major fine for knowingly hiring an undocumented worker. McCalla Corporation, a franchisee that owns six ...

SPLC Sues Alabama Education Department For Refusing To Release Latino Student Attendance Data

Posted 10.12.2012 | Education

The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a lawsuit against the Alabama Department of Education after the agency refused to release public records det...

Alabama Immigration Law Causes Labor Shortage, Forces Importation Of Immigrants

AP/HuffPost | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Mexican government is reviewing a labor union's complaint that Alabama's crackdown on illegal immigrants violates an internat...

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...

Facing Reality in the Immigration Debate

Mugambi Jouet | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics
Mugambi Jouet

The underlying cause of illegal immigration is the wealth gap between the economically developed and underdeveloped worlds. So long as the gap remains considerable, people will strive to come to America, even if it entails violating immigration laws.

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.

Alabama Legislature Loses Touch With Reality

Janet Murguía | Posted 08.06.2012 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

HB 56, Alabama's notorious bill that is perhaps the most draconian anti-immigrant law in the country, has provoked a nonstop flood of controversy since its enactment and needs to be repealed.

Immigration's 10 Worst State & Local Politicians

Amy Novick | Posted 08.02.2012 | Latino Voices
Amy Novick

This week, Immigrants' List unveiled the inductees into its second annual Local Hall of Shame. This is a list focused exclusively on the ten worst anti-immigrant local politicians in America.

Alabama Law Becomes Even More Anti-Immigrant While Doing Nothing to Create Jobs

Daniel Costa | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Daniel Costa

Unauthorized immigrants are not solely to blame for the failures of our immigration system, and they should not be punished harshly for sins shared by the business sector and past administrations.

About Immigrants and Birth Certificates

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts. -- --Henry Brooks Adams, The Education of Henry Adams Two bits of bad news to dampen a...

Citizenship Test

Pamela H. Long | Posted 07.22.2012 | Religion
Pamela H. Long

Most of the people in my Sunday school class are immigrants -- they know very well what it is like to be living in a land where everything around you is foreign to you, and you're foreign to the people around you.

WATCH: Colbert Report Takes On Immigration

Posted 05.21.2012 | Latino Voices

This week's "The Colbert Report" took on immigration as one of the five hot button issues. Colbert blamed Alabama's controversial immigration bill, wh...

Feds: Alabama Immigration Law Will Have 'Continuing And Lasting' Consequences

Posted 07.06.2012 | Education

The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a stark warning against Alabama's controversial immigration law, which feds say has caused "increased hostil...

Elise Foley

Alabama Immigration Debate Moves To Mexican Government

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Beyond SB 1070's Legality, an Apparent Question of Equality

The Daily Barometer | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
The Daily Barometer

Unlike the recent Affordable Care Act case, the federal government is challenging state legislation, arguing that the immigration law is an overreach for any single state to make.

Facts? Or Factors

Pamela H. Long | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics
Pamela H. Long

I've had hundreds of conversations with people all over the political spectrum about the immigration "problem." What I see is that people make their decisions to support HB56 or to fight against it on several factors, but not on facts.

Mike Sacks

Arizona's Controversial Immigration Law Arriving At Supreme Court This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the federal government's challenge to the Grand Canyon state's contro...

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.

Andrea Stone

Alberto Gonzales: 'Mean' Talk On Immigration Hurting GOP With Hispanic Voters

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales -- who was the first person of Hispanic descent to hold that position and a lightning rod for c...

Alabama Revisits Immigration and Resurrects Roy Moore

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

It's hard to keep Alabama out of the news. Two of its recent newsworthy events deserve attention.