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Friday October 14, 2011

Dept. of Justice Sets Up Hotline in Alabama to Report Civil Rights Violations After HB 56 Passed

Dept. of Justice Sets Up Hotline in Alabama to Report Civil Rights Violations After HB 56 Passed

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The U.S. Department of Justice has established a hotline and e-mail address to receive discrimination and other civil rights complaints in the state of Alabama.

The DOJ is currently appealing a ruling by District Court Judge Sharon Blackburn that allowed the state to enforce what is being called the toughest immigration law in the U.S.

Alabama’s HB 56, which was passed last month, permits state authorities to question those suspected of entering the United States illegally and hold them without bond, in addition to allowing officials to verify the immigration status of public school students.

A number of reports have come out documented that immigrants have left Alabama in droves since the law was passed.

The Justice Department’s Alabama hotline phone number is 1-855-353-1010, and the email address is Hb56@usdoj.gov