"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 .
"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...
"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
"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...
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...
Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Dec. 1, 2011 :
"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...
"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...
"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 ...
"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...
"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...
"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...
"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...
"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...
"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...