"Justice Department officials met with civic and religious leaders in Alabama Friday morning. Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez told reporters that local
leaders are concerned about reports of increased bullying in schools and
a large absence of Hispanic students from classes. The section...
"Scott Douglas, director of Greater Birmingham Ministries, a group that
advocates for equal justice issues, said the outcry coming from Blacks,
Whites, and Latinos against the new law is reactivating a civil rights
movement that was born in Alabama half a century ago in response to
"This essay contends that the civil rights implications for immigrants
and Latinos raised by the state immigration laws are in many respects
similar to the civil rights issues raised by Jim Crow for
African-Americans. This is true even though the current litigation
centers on federal preemption...
"Apparently, Alabama lawmakers felt they hadn't gone far enough last
year when they enacted the most draconian immigration law in the nation,
which, among other things, required schools to determine the
immigration status of their students. Now, the Legislature has revised
the law to...