Immigration

Business & Education
6:16 am
Fri May 23, 2014

SPLC Warns School Systems on Immigration

Tommy Bice
Credit The Montgomery Advertiser

The Southern Poverty Law Center has warned 96 Alabama school systems that they are violating federal guidelines by discouraging enrollment based on immigration status.

The group sent a letter to state schools Superintendent Tommy Bice. SPLC attorney Jay Singh said Thursday that all children have a right to attend public schools regardless of immigration status.

The letter asks Bice to ensure that all schools comply with federal mandates by the start of the 2014-15 school year.

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Alabama Immigration
5:11 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Mexican Government Reviewing Complaint On Ala. Law

The NAFTA Initialing Ceremony from October 1992 with then President George H.W. Bush.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum Wikimedia Commons

The Mexican government is reviewing a labor union's complaint that Alabama's crackdown on illegal immigrants violates an international trade agreement.


An official with Mexico's labor department confirms the review in a letter released Thursday by the group that filed the complaint, the Service Employees International Union.


The labor organization and a Mexican attorneys group filed a complaint in April.

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Alabama Homeland Security
4:04 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Alabama's Homeland Security Steadily Losing Funds

The Alabama Department of Homleand Security has een a steady decline in funding since Sept. 11.
http://www.dhs.alabama.gov/ Ala. Department of Homeland Security

Officials with Alabama's Department of Homeland Security say the agency has been steadily losing funds during the past decade.

The department's federal funding this year is less than one-tenth of what it was in 2003.

Department officials say state funding — $374,000 this year — is used mostly to meet the demands of Alabama's immigration law.

Civil Rights Unit
4:29 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Justice Dept. Opens Civil Rights Unit In Alabama

U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance - Northern District of Alabama.
www.justice.gov Wikimedia Commons

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Immigraiton Ruling
5:17 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

11th Circuit of Appeals Issues Ruling On Ala.'s Immigration Law

An appeals court has issued a ruling on Alabama's immigration law.
Florida Atlantic University

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta has issued a ruling today on Alabama's immigration law or HB56.

The Court has thrown out the provision that required schools to collect data on the immigration status of students who enroll in school.

The Court has also temporarily blocked two sections of the law, Section 10 and Section 27. Section 10 is also known as the "papers please" section. It makes it a state crime if an immigrant is not carrying an alien registration document. Section 27 forbids citizens from entering into contracts with illegal immigrants.

Politics & Government
5:52 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Alabama's immigration law under the microscope

Florida Atlantic University

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Immigration
5:20 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Ala. Homeland Security Dir. Weighs In On Deferred Action Immigration Policy

A women protesting Alabama's HB-56 immigration law at a rally.
longislandwins Flickr

Beginning today, undocumented immigrants under the age of 31 can apply for so-called "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals."

The program is designed to allow migrants to live and work in the U-S openly without fear of deportation.

State Homeland Security Director Spencer Collier says this will create a bureaucratic hurdle for Alabama law enforcement and businesses. Collier says since the policy change potentially could apply to anyone between 16 and 30 years of age, this new layer encompasses a substantial portion of the undocumented alien population.

Law
5:05 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Ariz. Sheriff Arpaio Grilled On Racial Profiling

Originally published on Wed July 25, 2012 7:12 am

Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio made a court appearance Tuesday and faced questioning. Arpaio is accused of racial profiling in a civil class-action lawsuit.

Law
2:04 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Controversial Ariz. Sheriff's Tactics Go On Trial

A trial begins Thursday in Phoenix accusing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, seen in this May 3, 2010, file photo, of violating the civil rights of Latino citizens and legal U.S. residents.
Paul J. Richards AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu July 19, 2012 9:04 am

The self-proclaimed "Toughest Sheriff in America" is facing one of his toughest tests. A trial begins Thursday morning in Phoenix accusing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of violating the civil rights of Latino citizens and legal U.S. residents. The class-action civil suit says the sheriff went over the line in his efforts to crack down on illegal immigration.

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Immigration
6:04 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Some Alabama boards not following immigration law

Some state regulatory boards aren't abiding by a requirement in Alabama's new immigration law that they check the legal residency of people getting licenses to do business in the state.

The state Examiners of Public Accounts issued reports saying the Alabama Home Builders Licensure Board and the Alabama Manufactured Housing Commission have ``not taken action to comply with state law that requires its licensees to be either United States citizens or lawfully present in the United States.''

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APR News Reports
5:56 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Lila Quintero Weaver On Her New Book and Ala.'s Immigration Law

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