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From Alabama to Seoul: HB 56 Fight Moves to Hyundai Shareholders Meeting

From Alabama to Seoul: HB 56 Fight Moves to Hyundai Shareholders Meeting

by Julianne Hing on March 16 2012, 3:29PM

The fight against Alabama’s anti-immigrant law goes global.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Immigration, /NOW

Black Leaders Get Closeup View of Alabama's New Jim Crow

Black Leaders Get Closeup View of Alabama’s New Jim Crow

by Elon James White on November 22 2011, 11:01AM

Cultural critic Elon James White says the state’s harsh immigration law not only creates an unwelcoming environment for any brown migrant, it harks back to a terrible time in Alabama history that many thought was in the past.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Immigration

Watch: DREAMers Confront Border Patrol Officers in Alabama

Watch: DREAMers Confront Border Patrol Officers in Alabama

by Julianne Hing on November 21 2011, 4:06PM

“We’re exercising our power and showing that we can do something about this,” activists said.

Topics: Alabama Immigration

German Mercedes-Benz Exec Arrested Under Alabama's HB 56

German Mercedes-Benz Exec Arrested Under Alabama’s HB 56

by Jorge Rivas on November 21 2011, 12:52PM

Looks like Alabama’s tough new immigration law doesn’t just hurt poor, Latino immigrants.

Topics: Alabama Immigration

Alabama DREAMers Speak From Detention: ICE Is

Alabama DREAMers Speak From Detention: ICE Is “Rogue Agency”

by Julianne Hing on November 18 2011, 10:05AM

Undocumented young people have gone into detention to prove that the administration’s public stance on immigration is a farce.

Topics: Alabama Immigration

DREAMers Bring the Fight, And Their Parents, to Alabama

DREAMers Bring the Fight, And Their Parents, to Alabama

by Julianne Hing on November 15 2011, 10:23AM

Today marks the beginning of a series of actions in which undocumented youth and their parents publicly declare their legal status — in a state with the toughest anti-immigrant law.

Topics: Alabama Immigration

Alabama Refuses DOJ Request to Cooperate with HB 56 Inquiry

Alabama Refuses DOJ Request to Cooperate with HB 56 Inquiry

by Julianne Hing on November 7 2011, 11:10AM

There’s a fight brewing between Alabama and the DOJ, as the state defies the federal government’s request for education records to see just how chilling of an effect HB 56 has had on immigrant families.

Topics: Alabama Immigration

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Visits Alabama, Praises Immigration Law HB 56

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Visits Alabama, Praises Immigration Law HB 56

by Jorge Rivas on October 31 2011, 3:06PM

The politician who brought us Arizona’s SB 1070 says she’s encouraged by Alabama’s tough approach.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Immigration, Video

DREAM Activist Describes Fear After Alabama's HB 56: 'I'm Not The Only One'

DREAM Activist Describes Fear After Alabama’s HB 56: ‘I’m Not The Only One’

by Julianne Hing on October 18 2011, 10:00AM

Victor Palafox is a 19-year-old student organizer who’s living through the awful reality of the nation’s strictest anti-immigrant law.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Immigration

Blocked! Court Grants Emergency Stay on Key Parts of Alabama Law

Blocked! Court Grants Emergency Stay on Key Parts of Alabama Law

by Julianne Hing on October 14 2011, 4:19PM

An appeals court today put brakes on the portion of Alabama’s harsh new immigration law that mandated public schools track students’ immigration status. Two weeks after the law went into effect, reports are mounting of kids avoiding school.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Obama Sends Justice Dept. to Alabama to Probe Impact of H.B. 56

Obama Sends Justice Dept. to Alabama to Probe Impact of H.B. 56

by Jorge Rivas on October 14 2011, 1:25PM

Justice Department officials are in Alabama this week to look at the impact the state’s harsh new immigration enforcement law is having on school children.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Immigration

Latinos Abandon Alabama Homes, Classrooms, Churches After HB 56

Latinos Abandon Alabama Homes, Classrooms, Churches After HB 56

by Jorge Rivas on October 5 2011, 10:30AM

One Bishop says that families are fleeing the state overnight to escape the country’s harshest immigration enforcement law.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Immigration

Fear and Learning in Alabama: Undocumented Students Flee

Fear and Learning in Alabama: Undocumented Students Flee

by Jorge Rivas on October 3 2011, 2:00PM

Alabama public schools are seeing a sharp drop in Latino student attendance after a federal judge approved a provision in HB 56 that requires school to check birth certificates.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Immigration, Schools & Youth

Profiling's Legal! Court Upholds Alabama's Immigration Law

Profiling’s Legal! Court Upholds Alabama’s Immigration Law

by Julianne Hing on September 29 2011, 10:00AM

Alabama has prevailed where four other states which have enacted anti-immigrant state laws, including Arizona, did not.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

The Alabama Town Most Changed (and Saved) by Immigration

The Alabama Town Most Changed (and Saved) by Immigration

by Gabriel Thompson on August 25 2011, 9:06AM

From a distance—the perspective from which immigration is too often discussed—this small town seems like an apt illustration of why Alabama should crack down on immigrants. Up close, it’s clear immigration is actually saving Russellville.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Dispatches, Immigration

How States Broke the Record on Immigration Bills in 2011 Infographic

How States Broke the Record on Immigration Bills in 2011

by Stokely Baksh on August 22 2011, 9:29AM

With immigration reform stalled in Washington, the state-level fight has never been more heated. Here’s a graphic overview of the battle field, by the numbers.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration