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Federal Court Blocks Most of GA, AL Immigration Laws

Aug 21, 2012

A federal district court in Atlanta struck down major provisions of state anti-immigrant laws in both Alabama and Georgia on Monday. The decisions follow June's Supreme Court decision that struck down provisions of Arizona's SB 1070.The court struck down most...

Immigrant Women Speak Out Against SB 1070, Copycat Laws

Jun 29, 2012

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Amparo, Alicia and Ana María live in three different states but their lives and those of their children are plagued by the same fear, harassment and frustration as a result of anti-immigration policies like Arizona’s SB 1070.“We...

SEIU Files Groundbreaking NAFTA Complaint Against HB 56

Apr 30, 2012

MEXICO CITY -- The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and a Mexican labor lawyers group today filed a groundbreaking complaint with Mexico’s Department of Labor challenging Alabama’s anti-immigrant law HB 56 under the supplemental labor agreement of the North American...

In Wake of SB 1070, Waves of Pro-Immigrant Legislation Emerge

Apr 25, 2012

Fed up with Washington’s do-nothing stance on immigration, Arizona officials approved their own immigration law, the now infamous SB 1070, two years ago in an attempt to accumulate political capital and deport their way to economic prosperity.A flurry of copycat...

Ala. Lawmakers Propose Changes to HB 56

Apr 06, 2012

On Thursday, lawmakers in Alabama introduced a bill proposing extensive changes to HB 56, the state’s notorious immigration enforcement law. The proposed bill follows extensive criticism from civil and immigrants’ rights leaders about HB 56, as well as numerous lawsuits...

From Alabama to Berlin -- Civil Rights Leaders Ask Mercedes to Oppose HB 56

Apr 04, 2012

Civil rights leaders traveled to Berlin this week to ask Mercedes executives to speak out against Alabama’s anti-immigrant law. The delegation is part of an effort to pressure Alabama's top automakers -- Honda, Hyundai and Daimler AG -- to oppose...

Alabama’s HB 56 Forces Women to Make an Impossible Choice

Mar 23, 2012

Fourteen-year-old Jocelyn wants to be the first person in her family to graduate. But now she may have to do it without the one person who most wanted to be there: her mom.When Alabama enacted the nation’s toughest immigration law,...

Court Blocks Two More Parts of Alabama Immigration Law

Mar 08, 2012

ATLANTA – A federal appeals court temporarily blocked two more parts of Alabama's immigration law Thursday. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked a section of the law that prohibits courts from enforcing contracts involving undocumented immigrants, and another...

Having Fled, Immigrants Again Trickle Back to Alabama

Mar 04, 2012

When Alabama passed HB56 last year, the mostly Latino crowd at Birmingham’s Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church began to thin. Nine months on, church members say some of those families may be trickling back into the state.Jairo Vargas is...

Atlanta Court Won't Rule on Immigration Laws Until After Supreme Court Rules on Arizona

Mar 01, 2012

ATLANTA, Georgia -- The three-judge appeals court panel hearing the Alabama and Georgia immigration cases today in Atlanta said it would not issue a ruling on either until the Supreme Court decides the Arizona immigration law case, which is to...

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