"A sponsor of Alabama's tough new immigration law told desperate tomato
farmers Monday that he won't change the law, even though they told him
that their crops are rotting in the field and they are at risk of losing
administration on Friday asked a federal appeals court to block
Alabama's strict new anti-illegal immigration law after a federal judge
allowed key portions to take effect." Reuters, Sept. 30, 2011.
"Spanish-speaking parents say their children are facing more
bullying and taunts at school since Alabama's tough crackdown on illegal
immigration took effect last month. Many blame the name-calling on
fallout from the law, which has been...
"This report details findings from an assessment of the Etowah County
Detention Center in Alabama, which houses both criminal inmates and
immigrant detainees. The Women's Refugee Commission found that,
disturbingly, the conditions of confinement...
" Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced
that he has established a special webpage for providing updates and
information on Alabama’s new immigration law, Act No. 2011-535, which is
widely considered to be the toughest in...
"A Canadian man who served as a reserve deputy for 25 years in southeast Alabama is facing charges of being in the United States illegally, and the sheriff he worked for isn't happy about it. Kevin Dwight Venhuis, 46, of Abbeville is charged...
"Farmers with questions about how the state’s immigration law will affect
their operations will have an opportunity to learn more Friday through a
statewide web conference. ... “This law contains many provisions with stiff fines and...
"Some Alabama farmers say
they are planting less produce rather than risk having tomatoes and
other crops rot in the fields a second straight year because of labor
shortages linked to the state's crackdown on illegal immigration. Keith...
"Two top Justice Department officials traveled to Alabama on Monday to
gather information on the impact of the state’s controversial
immigration law and said they are concerned the toughest-in-the-nation
crackdown has run afoul of federal...
"Hispanic students have started vanishing from Alabama public schools
in the wake of a court ruling that upheld the state's tough new law
cracking down on illegal immigration. Education officials say scores of immigrant families have withdrawn...
"A misdemeanor charge against an alleged undocumented immigrant in
Etowah County, Ala., last week was billed as the first in the state
under a controversial new law that allows police to check the
immigration status of an arrestee. Taken into...
"After hearing tearful comments from students, teachers and others about Alabama's new immigration law , the Birmingham Board of Education said it will pass a resolution in the next few days condemning the law. At this evening's meeting,...
"The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) urged the Department of Homeland Security
today to end raids by federal immigration agents that have terrorized
north Alabama families and that undermine federal efforts to protect the
civil rights of...
"South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai, which has large plants in
Alabama, hasn't responded publicly to the state's extreme immigration
law -- yet. Civil rights and labor organizations hope that will change,
particularly after they...
"Why the rush to symbolize intolerance by enacting the country’s most restrictionist and comprehensively anti-immigrant statute? Such laws are mean-spirited and punitive. The schoolchildren are
already not showing up for classes. In enacting...