Oct 20, 2011

Immigration Crackdown - Alabama: Can State Immigration Laws Be Rolled Back?

Feet in 2 Worlds: "Alabama passed one of the most severe and stringent immigration laws in the nation last June. The latest courtroom development Friday had the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta issuing an injunctionwhich temporarily blocks parts of HB 56.

... What can be done to counter Alabama’s immigration law other than going to court? Michael Innis-Jiménez, a University of Alabama professor and expert on Latino and Labor issues, thinks Alabama’s harsh law will be seriously challenged only when non-immigrant Alabamans feel burdened by HB 56. They are the ones, not the small number of Latinos in Alabama, who can pressure elected officials to change course and possibly even repeal the law." read more

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