Nov 24, 2011

Immigration Crackdown and Politics: Opponents of Alabama’s immigration law say it causes fear, anxiety ""HB 56 has caused a chain reaction that prevents Hispanics from living with dignity," said Trini Garcia, who came to Alabama on a tourist visa 15 years ago and stayed after it expired.

"I never thought Arizona’s law was going to come to Alabama," she said. "Now it’s created chaos among Hispanics in Alabama." Garcia was one of several speakers Monday at a hearing called by congressional Democrats who traveled to Birmingham to rally opposition to HB 56, the state anti-immigration law patterned after Arizona’s SB 1070." read more

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