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Department of Justice Files Lawsuit against Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant Law

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Department of Justice announced yesterday that it has filed a lawsuit in district court challenging the constitutionality of Alabama’s new anti-immigrant law, H.B. 56, considered by many civil and human rights and immigration advocates to be the most draconian law of its kind in the nation. The suit alleges that provisions in the law … Read More

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Witnesses Testify in Support of the DREAM Act at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Activists for immigration reform showed their persistence and strength in numbers, as hundreds of supporters flooded the first-ever Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act held this week by Sen. Dick Durbin, D. Ill. The DREAM Act would allow undocumented youth who were brought to the United States … Read More

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Civil Rights Groups Challenge Copycat Anti-Immigration Law in South Carolina

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed controversial anti-immigration bill, S.B. 20, into law yesterday. S.B. 20 states that if a law enforcement officer stops, detains, arrests, or investigates someone for a criminal offense and develops a “reasonable suspicion” that the person is not in the United States legally, the officer must ask for proof of … Read More

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Civil Rights Groups Deplore Signing of Alabama Anti-Immigrant Bill

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signed into law last week an anti-immigrant bill that goes even further than Arizona’s S.B. 1070, which encouraged racial profiling by requiring law enforcement officers to stop, question, detain, and arrest anyone that they have a “reasonable suspicion” to believe is undocumented. House Bill 56 includes Arizona’s “reasonable suspicion” clause and … Read More

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Civil Rights Groups Applaud Reintroduction of DREAM Act to Senate

Friday, May 13, 2011

Civil rights and immigration advocates applaud the reintroduction of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act in the Senate. The bill would provide a pathway to citizenship for immigrants whose parents brought them to the United States when they were young. Reintroduction of the legislation comes on the heels of President Barack … Read More

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