Friday, October 18, 2019

Latino Students in Alabama Miss School as Immigration Law Enacted

Hundreds of Hispanic students stayed home from school on the first day that Alabama officials began to enforce the “toughest” immigration law in the nation, including checking students’ immigration status, last week. Thursday marked the first day that the law was enforced after a federal judge ruled parts of the law could move forward, including […]

Tough Alabama Immigration Law Goes into Effect Today

Alabama enacted its tough immigration law today, considered the “meanest” in the country, just one day after a federal judge ruled in favor of allowing key provisions of the law to take effect. On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn ruled that the Alabama law did not conflict with federal immigration law, even though she […]

Alabama Announces New Verification System ahead of Immigration Law Ruling

Alabama state officials announced the details of a verification system that will instantaneously return the legal status and citizenship of motorists in the state yesterday, even though a judge has yet to rule whether the tough immigration law will be allowed to take effect. The state says the “ALVerify” system solves the problem of how […]

Alabama faces Federal Lawsuit over Anti-immigrant Law

The state of Alabama is facing a legal challenge by the Obama administration over its anti-immigrant law, considered to be the harshest immigration law in the country, which requires law enforcement officials to question the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being in the country illegally. The Justice Department filed a lawsuit on Monday […]

Lawsuit challenges Alabama Anti-immigrant Law

The Alabama immigration law hailed as the toughest anti-immigrant measure in the nation is being challenged in court by a coalition of civil rights groups. The group, which includes the Southern Poverty Law Center and the National Immigration Law Center, filed a lawsuit in federal court Friday criticizing the law for its “unprecedented reach.” “Individuals […]

Immigration Battle will move to Moderate States next says Author of Anti-Immigrant Laws

Anti-immigrant laws could soon emerge in states that have traditionally stayed away from passing the divisive legislation within their borders, according to the author of two of the harshest immigration laws in the country. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, by now more closely associated with the divisive anti-immigration laws making headlines across the country […]

Alabama Governor signs Toughest Anti-Immigration Law Seen to Date

On Thursday, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed an anti-illegal-immigration bill that is being hailed the toughest in the nation. The law, similar to that of Arizona’s anti-immigrant SB 1070, which requires police to ask for documentation from people they stop for routine violations to verify their legal status in the country and penalizing businesses that […]

US Census Bureau says Hispanic Population now over 50 Million

Hispanics are now officially the largest minority group in the country numbering over 50 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday. That number translates to 16.3% of the nation’s population and means that 1 out of every 6 Americans is a Latino. Interesting trends have also emerged; revealing the country’s low overall growth […]