Monday, April 22, 2019

GOP’s Immigration Agenda: ‘Mass Deportation’

Mass Deportation: That’s the slogan that immigration and civil rights activists are using to describe the Republican Party in a new report by the Alliance for Citizenship issued on the same day as a GOP-controlled US House hearing on whether or not people born in the United States should get automatic citizenship. In the report […]

Two Additional Parts of Alabama’s Anti-Immigration Law Blocked by Federal Court

A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked two additional portions of Alabama’s controversial anti-immigration law. As previously reported on La Plaza, 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, requiring law enforcement officials to question the […]

Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant Law Backfires, Creating a New Civil Rights Movement

Alabama’s show-me-your-papers law, HB56, threatens to turn the clock back to a time when hardworking men and women were persecuted because of the color of their skin. The law legitimizes racial profiling, terrorizes people of color throughout the state, frightens children, and harms the state’s economy. Sound familiar? Alabama’s past — post emancipation years characterized […]

Controversial Immigration Law Costs Alabama $11 Billion

Alabama’s controversial anti-immigrant law, which requires police to detain people they suspect of being in the U.S. undocumented, has cost the state’s economy up to $11 billion. According to a new study conducted by the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Alabama, the state would lose between $1.2 to $5.8 billion in earnings […]