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Proposed Immigration Reform Is a Pill I Can't Take

(32) Comments | Posted July 22, 2013 | 2:45 PM

I am an undocumented immigrant from Birmingham, Alabama, and I am opposed to S744, the Senate's proposed immigration bill, because I refuse to accept that militarizing a border and the criminalization and persecution of families and communities are more important than 11 million lives.

Growing up undocumented in Alabama,...

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2012 Presidential Election: Voting for the Lesser of Two Evils Is Still Evil

(1) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 10:39 PM

If you have listened to either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney speak in the past months, you might have heard them tell you how this is, by far, the most important election of either your lifetime or that of this country. If you have listened to them recently, you might...

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HB 56: How the People of Alabama Fought Back Against the Worst Anti-Immigrant Law in the Country

(27) Comments | Posted May 10, 2012 | 8:04 AM

The following is the second installment that covers the experiences and realities happening in Alabama after the passage of HB 56, the worst anti-immigrant law in the country. This is the second installment out of three. For the first post that deals on how Alabama first passed its...

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HB 56: How Alabama Won the Anti-immigrant Race by Beating Arizona at Its Own Game

(199) Comments | Posted May 3, 2012 | 4:55 PM

As I write this, the memory of Arizona envelops my vision. During the first half of 2011, I remember watching the realities of SB 1070 in Arizona unfold and the outrage of people throughout the country as Arizona promulgated what was then the worst anti-immigrant law in the country. As...

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