Alabama

Some Families Flee, Others Stay Behind and Live in Fear

Some Families Flee, Others Stay Behind and Live in Fear

By Vesna Jaksic, ACLU at 4:50pm

During a visit to Alabama last week, many families told me that they now live in constant fear and are scared to go to work, school or the grocery store.

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.

ACLU Lens: Alabama in Chaos as Residents Flee After Immigration Law Takes Effect

ACLU Lens: Alabama in Chaos as Residents Flee After Immigration Law Takes Effect

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 10:26am

Alabama has been in a state of utter chaos following a Sept. 28 court ruling upholding some of the worst provisions of the state's harsh anti-immigrant law.

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.

Modeled on Arizona’s…

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.

Alabama's Immigration Law Separates Long-Time Friends

Alabama's Immigration Law Separates Long-Time Friends

By Vesna Jaksic, ACLU at 3:01pm

Small business owner James Pilgrim says of families impacted by H.B. 56: "[M]y heart is broken to think that I might never see these people again."

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…

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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