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Complaint Filed With UN Calling Alabama Immigration Law “Flagrant Violation of International Norms”

A group made up of civil and union rights organizations has filed a complaint with the United Nations regarding Alabama’s controversial immigration laws after urging Daimler AG and its shareholders to seek repeal of Alabama's racial profiling law. continue reading »

Medical Convention Cancels in Response to Alabama Immigration Law

The state of Alabama’s controversial immigration laws have caused a medical association to cancel its 2012 convention in Mobile, for fear that some of may be harassed if they attend. continue reading »

Denying Fairness and Human Rights to Some Put All of our Freedoms at Risk (AUDIO)

Mitt Romney’s line on “self-deportation” got a laugh from the audience at a Florida debate last week, but as thousands in Alabama, Arizona and elsewhere know — there’s nothing funny about it. continue reading »

Alabama Immigration Law Nabs Another Auto Executive

Alabama is once again being criticized after getting another foreign-born auto executive entangled in its new immigration law, and Missouri is using the opportunity to invite the automakers to their state. continue reading »

Alabama Gov. Willing to Revise Controversial Immigration Law

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said Friday that he and his legislative allies are ready to consider changes to the state's harsh imigration law, but will not alter the essence of the measure. continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Urges South Carolina Hispanics to Fight New Immigration Law

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) urged the Hispanic community in South Carolina to join forces to fight law SB 20, which allows authorities to question the immigration status continue reading »

Alabama Looking to ‘Amend’ Its New Immigration Law, Months after Implementation

Months after Alabama’s strict immigration law was enacted, the state’s law makers are looking to make amendments to it. continue reading »

Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant Law Forces Lawyers To Choose Between Their Ethics And The Law

HB 56, Alabama’s toughest-in-the-nation immigration law, already threatens undocumented immigrant’s ability to live in their own homes, access utilities in their homes, or even receive library cards. Children were terrified to go to school because of the law for fear their parents would be deported, and bullying against Hispanic children has been reported. continue reading »

Petitioners Asking Rapper Kanye West to Stand With them Against Alabama Immigration Law

Kanye West, the man who has pegged himself as the voice of this generation, has been asked to speak to Alabama legislators about the state’s harsh new immigration law. continue reading »

Ten Things to Know About Alabama’s New Immigration Law

On September 28th, 2011, the most sweeping anti-immigration law in the country went into effect in Alabama. The law, HB 56, has already had harsh and sweeping consequences—hurting not only undocumented immigrants but legal residents, continue reading »

Approaching the Anniversary of 9/11, Alabama set to pass the “Nation’s Cruelest Immigration Law”

It’s been in the works for over three months, but the debate surrounding Alabama’s threatening new anti-immigration law just got louder and more serious. Just when we thought Arizona’s SB 1070 law was the worst hit to the nation’s crumbling immigration policy, Alabama has managed to deliver perhaps an even bigger shock. continue reading »

NALEO Welcomes Department of Justice Action Against Alabama’s Immigration Law

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Justice’s actions on Alabama’s HB 56: The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund welcomes the U.S. Department of Justice decision to file a complaint and motion for preliminary injunction against HB 56, an anti-immigrant legislation that is even more flawed than Arizona’s SB1070. continue reading »

Coalition Asks Court to Block Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant HB 56 Law

The Southern Poverty Law Center and a coalition of other civil rights groups filed a motion asking a federal judge to block Alabama’s anti-immigrant law from taking effect Sept. 1. continue reading »

Alabama Must Now Defend Tough New Immigration Law in Federal Court Against Class Action Lawsuit

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and a coalition of civil rights groups filed a class action lawsuit today challenging Alabama’s extreme anti-immigrant law, HB 56, passed last month. The draconian law is even more restrictive than the Arizona law it was inspired by—Arizona’s SB 1070. continue reading »

Alabama’s Immigration Law Targeting Children Hits New Low

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed HB 56, a draconian law that takes immigration enforcement beyond Arizona’s SB 1070.While the law mimics SB 1070 by requiring local law enforcement to verify peoples’ immigration status during a stop, it also hits new lows by forcing public schools to make continue reading »