Some good news for Alabama? Civil rights groups and the state of Alabama have reached a settlement that will block key parts of Alabama's anti-immigrant HB 56.
### via Washington Post
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The state of Alabama agreed Tuesday to settle the remaining challenges over its toughest-in-the-nation crackdown against illegal immigration, which has mostly been gutted by federal court decisions.
The state and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a proposed settlement that would end a federal lawsuit over the law passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature in 2011, and the state separately filed documents to end a similar suit filed by the Justice Department. Federal courts later blocked main sections, including a one-of-a-kind provision that public schools must check students’ citizenship status.
Peace out Pierce! The architect of SB1070, along with CCA private prison has been ousted in yesterday’s vote! Pearce had worked with the American Legislative Exchange Council lobby front to shape the latest version of the bill, which had spawned similar laws in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and other states. This is great news!
Well, what did you think was going to happen ALABAMA??? Maybe now human beings who work all day in the sweltering fields day after day just for a chance to make it day by day, including children, will finally be appreciated. You never know a good thing until it’s gone. ”Legal” wages for all, and SHAME ON ALABAMA!!!
Say no to South Carolina’s SB 20! Say no to racial profiling!
WASHINGTON — A coalition of immigrant rights groups filed a suit on Wednesday to block South Carolina’s crackdown on unauthorized immigration, saying the law is unconstitutional and would encourage racial profiling.