Immigration Law

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DOJ warns Alabama: no discrimination against Latinos
Posted on 8 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department has sent a letter to Alabama police agencies warning them not discriminate against Latinos as they enforce the state’s tough new immigration law." - Associated Press, Dec. 6, 2011 . Read More

Even documented workers driven out by Alabama law
Posted on 11 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Alabama's strict new immigration law may be backfiring. Intended to force illegal workers out of jobs, it is also driving away many construction workers, roofers and field hands here legally who do backbreaking jobs that Americans generally... Read More

Court deals 'major blow' to Alabama immigration law, blocks key provision
Posted on 13 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A federal judge in Montgom­ery has blocked a provision of Ala­bama's immigration law that for­bids local agencies from doing business with undocumented im­migrants, saying the entire law is likely "discriminatorily... Read More

Suit says marriage licenses denied to undocumented immigrants
Posted on 25 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Southern Poverty Law Center on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit against 55 Alabama counties, including Tuscaloosa County and others in West Alabama, alleging that they have denied undocumented immigrants marriage licenses." - Tuscaloosa... Read More

Feds ask 11th Cir. to block Alabama immigration law
Posted on 7 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" The federal government asked an appeals court Friday to halt the Alabama immigration law considered by many the toughest in the U.S., saying it could have dire diplomatic consequences abroad, invites discrimination and merely forces illegal... Read More

Alabama Hispanic students not coming back
Posted on 3 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Over a month after the nation’s toughest immigration law took effect in Alabama, hundreds of Hispanic students are still missing from the state’s public school system – and they are likely gone for good." - Politico, Nov... Read More

SAVE won't save Alabama, or any other state
Posted on 17 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"SAVE is an electronic, fee-based system used to verify that a person has the immigration status his documents indicate or that the immigration information he has provided is accurate for government benefits and licensing agencies or other... Read More

Tags: Alabama , database , save

Court blocks part of Alabama immigration law
Posted on 24 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Today, the federal district court in Montgomery temporarily blocked a section of Alabama anti-immigrant law HB 56 that threatens to push families who cannot prove lawful status out of their homes. A civil rights coalition filed a lawsuit ... Read More

Alabama Settles Lawsuit, Won't Publish 'Scarlet Letter' Immigrant List
Posted on 11 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Alabama has agreed not publish a list of immigrants in the country illegally who are arrested and appear in court, meaning it won't enforce a law passed by the Legislature in 2012. The state had yet to implement the law and to publish what critics... Read More

Hispanic churches fighting Alabama immigration law
Posted on 25 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Largely unseen by Alabama’s English-speaking natives, Hispanic churches have become a touchstone for opponents of the state’s crackdown on illegal immigration, similar to the way black churches provided a home to the civil rights... Read More

Tags: Alabama , churches

Alabama's Shame
Posted on 4 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As for Alabama, one has to wonder at such counterproductive cruelty. Do Alabamans want children too frightened to go to school? Or pregnant women too frightened to seek care? Whom could that possibly benefit?" New York Times Editorial... Read More

Tags: Alabama , Children

Alabama Employers Miss E-Verify Registration Deadline
Posted on 5 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Tens of thousands of Alabama businesses have missed a deadline set by the state's strict immigration law to register with a federal database used to verify the citizenship status of job applicants, according to registration numbers. Some... Read More

Alabama's immigration law prompts alarm
Posted on 9 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Alabama's estimated 130,000 illegal immigrants are worried. They are confused. And in some cases, they have disappeared. They have disappeared from classrooms and from tomato fields. Last week, some had disappeared from the Guadalajara Jalisco... Read More

ICE drops immigration charges, releases Alabama woman after Gutierrez meeting with Napolitano
Posted on 11 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Immigration officials released an undocumented Alabama woman from custody on Thursday, about four hours after a Democratic congressman told Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano about her case. The woman, a 19-year-old named Martha... Read More