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Justice Department Establishes Hotline, E-Mail for Alabama H.B. 56 Civil Rights Concerns

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 hb56@usdoj.gov ."

DOJ Letter to Alabama School Districts: Children Deserve Equal Access to Public Education

"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...

GOP Showdown With Justice Department Over Immigration

"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 (R-Ala....

Justice Dept. officials visit Alabama over immigration law

"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 more we...

DOJ warns Alabama: no discrimination against Latinos

"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 .