Immigration Law

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Michael A. Olivas: Sweet Home Alabama?
Posted on 13 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The long and winding road of various challenges to the Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act, ("H.B. 56"), has begun, and on September 28, 2011, federal Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn issued rulings on the several suits before... Read More

Tags: h.b. 56 , olivas , hb56 , Alabama

Immigration Lessons from Alabama
Posted on 17 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"“Illegal is illegal.” With that rallying cry, Alabama passed HB 56 in 2011, the harshest state immigration law in the country. The lead sponsor of the bill boasted to state representatives that the law “attacks every aspect... Read More

Tags: hb56 , Alabama , reform

Eleventh Circuit enjoins portions of Alabama law; Chicago lawmaker welcomes "refugees" from Alabama
Posted on 14 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

In a 16-page order dated October 14, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit enjoined the enforcement of Sections 10 and 28 of the Alabama immigration law, H.B. 56. In a press release dated October 14, 2011, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez... Read More

Justice Department Establishes Hotline, E-Mail for Alabama H.B. 56 Civil Rights Concerns
Posted on 13 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On October 13, 2011, via e-mail, Twitter and Facebook , the Department of Justice broadcast the following message : " To report potential civil rights concerns related to Alabama’s HB 56, contact 1-855-353-1010 or ." Read More

Tags: h.b. 56 , hb56 , Alabama , justice , DOJ

Alabama Faith Leaders Launch TV Ad Against HB56
Posted on 4 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Ahead of Easter and Passover, faith leaders across Alabama have asked state lawmakers to hear "the cries of their people", reflect and revise what they deem the toughest-in-the-nation immigration law. A coalition called Faith Leaders... Read More