Alabama

ACLU Lens: Justice Department Sues to Block Alabama Immigration Law Previously Challenged by ACLU

By Steve Gosset, ACLU at 10:13am
The government has filed a suit against Alabama’s draconian anti-immigrant law, which it said conflicts with federal laws and makes it too easy for police to detain people suspected of being in the country illegally.

Protecting All of Alabama

By Molly Lauterback, Immigrants' Rights Project at 2:29pm

Jane* is a single mother with three children. She's lived in Birmingham, Alabama, for over a decade, and works hard to provide a stable home for her kids. Jane is a responsible provider and resident of her community; she is also a plaintiff in…

Stopping South Carolina from Sharing Alabama's Fate

By Cecillia Wang, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project at 7:37pm

The fate of civil liberties in South Carolina will be decided by year’s end. Today, a coalition of South Carolinians and civil rights organizations went to federal district court in Charleston to stop the last anti-immigrant law passed this…

Alabama's Extended Family

Alabama's Extended Family

By Georgeanne M. Usova, Washington Legislative Office & Georgeanne M. Usova, Washington Legislative Office at 5:54pm

A congressional delegation traveled to Alabama Monday to learn the impact of the law on families, students and businesses in the state.

Help From Washington: Members of Congress See Firsthand the Damage of Alabama’s H.B. 56 And Speak Out

Help From Washington: Members of Congress See Firsthand the Damage of Alabama’s H.B. 56 And Speak Out

By Sandhya Bathija, Washington Legislative Office at 4:21pm

Today, a congressional delegation traveled to Alabama to see first-hand the devastating effects of H.B. 56.

For a Pioneering Jurist, Alabama Anti-Immigrant Law Is Spark for a New Civil Rights Struggle

For a Pioneering Jurist, Alabama Anti-Immigrant Law Is Spark for a New Civil Rights Struggle

By Vesna Jaksic, ACLU at 5:35pm

Retired federal judge U. W. Clemon has seen great advancement of civil rights in Alabama, but is very concerned about their present state.

For One Family, Alabama Anti-Immigrant Law a Fate Worse than Possible Death

By Vesna Jaksic, ACLU at 5:10pm

Last month, Luis Robledo accompanied a Spanish-speaking woman and her young son to a medical appointment in Birmingham. Both are HIV-positive and had to go in for a regular check-up. But she is an undocumented immigrant, and had become increasingly…

Singled Out in Alabama Schools

Singled Out in Alabama Schools

By Molly Kaplan, ACLU at 2:07pm

The ACLU is on the ground in Alabama documenting the impact of H.B. 56 on farms, families and schools. We're finding evidence of racial profiling and discrimination.

ACLU Lens: Appeals Court Blocks Two Sections of Alabama Anti-Immigrant Law Fought by ACLU

ACLU Lens: Appeals Court Blocks Two Sections of Alabama Anti-Immigrant Law Fought by ACLU

By Steve Gosset, ACLU at 3:03pm

Two of the more-pernicious sections of HB56, Alabama's sweeping anti-immigrant law, were blocked this afternoon by a federal appeals court.

Report From Alabama: Ferrying Panicked Families, and Fighting Racial Profiling at Schools

Report From Alabama: Ferrying Panicked Families, and Fighting Racial Profiling at Schools

By Elizabeth Beresford, ACLU at 2:48pm

A photo essay about those affected by the enactment of H.B. 56, the harshest anti-immigrant law in the nation.

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