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DOJ Concerned About Civil Rights Fallout From Alabama Law

"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...

HB 56 Reigniting Civil Rights Movement in Alabama

"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 black...

Sweet Home Alabama? Immigration and Civil Rights in the “New” South

"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...

Alabama's bad road on immigration: Editorial

"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...