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 firstname.lastname@example.org ."
"Today, the Justice Department issued a letter to Alabama school
districts reminding them of their obligation under federal law that a
state may not deny a child equal access to public education based on
his or her immigration status. The department also requested
information regarding enrollment...
"A war has ignited between the Justice Department and several states
over their controversial new immigration laws, and Republican senators
are stepping into the fray, looking to prevent the Obama administration
from challenging these laws as unconstitutional. Sen. Jeff Sessions
"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 rights. 'The more we hear, the
"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 .