Oppose Anti-Immigrant Laws
  • Petitioned Alabama State House

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Alabama State House
Alabama Governor
Alabama State Senate
Alabama State House
State Rep. Mike Hubbard
State Rep. Charles Newton
State Rep. Alan Boothe
Gov. Robert Bentley
State Rep. Dickie Drake
State Rep. Harry Shiver
State Rep. Micky Hammon
State Sen. Bill Hightower

Oppose Anti-Immigrant Laws

    1. Ingrid Cruz
    2. Petition by

      Ingrid Cruz

      Jackson, MS

Wherever states have implemented their own laws, injustice, racial profiling, and family separations have increased. Immigrants have some of the lowest crime rates in the nation and they contribute greatly to businesses, churches, and their communities.  Anti-immigrant laws have had devastating economic impacts in all of the states that have passed them.

We ask that states oppose all anti-immigrant, anti-human laws.  We request that all states instead leave all immigration enforcement to the Federal Government.  We, the undersigned believe that our economy does not need any devastation that would occur if such a law is passed.  We request that above all, the dignity and humanity of those who may be adversely affected by this law is respected.

Thank you.

Recent signatures


    1. Mississippi Needs Your Help

      Ingrid Cruz
      Petition Organizer

      On behalf of the state of Mississippi, I would like to express my gratitude to those who have signed and shared this petition. Sadly, things have become worse for immigrants and those who love them. 10 anti-immigrant bills have been drafted and tomorrow, the Mississippi HB 488 (an exact copycat of Alabama's HB 56) will be discussed in the House of Representatives' Judiciary B Committee.

      Please share this petition once more with your friends and call Rep. Becky Currie at (601 )833-5953. She is the main author of HB 488. You may also e-mail her at: bcurrie@house.ms.gov

      Please help spread the word about the Walk Against Fear 2012. Three immigrant youth (two of whom are openly undocumented) will walk from Memphis, TN to Jackson, MS beginning on March 11, 2012 in order to raise awareness about the racism that propagates inequality at all social levels and will to empower everyone to stand up and demand human rights.

      What happens in Alabama stays in Alabama. Thank you.

    2. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Beatriz Felix RUSSELLVILL, AL
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing this petition because laws like HB 56 are not what Alabama needs. Undocumented immigrants help America become a better nation and should not be seen as a threat. Please spread the word to your friends and help us fight for equality. Thanks.

    • Shyloe O'Neal RALEIGH, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      The Governor of Mississippi has invoked Christian ethics for HB 488. I am invoking my Christian ethics in signing this petition.

    • Adrian Guerrero EDINBURG, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      We are all immigrants in this world and we all are just passing by.

    • Sara Del Castillo VANCLEAVE, MS
      • over 2 years ago

      We need to urge the national government for comprehensive immigration reform, NOT anti-immigrant laws controlled by individual states. These bills are REGRESSIVE of the Civil Rights Movement, they are unconstitutional, they violate human rights, and they promote racism. As a Mississippian I am ashamed of my representatives. Look at the bible and find the verse "to help thy neighbor", "when I was hungry you gave me food, when I was naked you gave me clothes, when i was homeless you gave me shelter." Politicians, if you are Christians, you will vote AGINST these bills and stop them NOW. My mother is a pastor and speaks strongly against these bills. This is your true test of faith and the whole state and much of the country is watching. Hold yourselves accountable. Present the truth. Stop using immigrants as scapegoats of the economic problems in our state that derserve more CREATIVE SOLUTIONS. Do your research and stop believing racist, ignorant, xenophobic ideas. Look at how bad the economies and Alabama have been burned. Be leaders AGINST the southern trend to be anti-immigrant. TAKE THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED. I implore you. Especially you, SENATOR WATSON of Pascagoula, MS. In high school when I visited the capital to address teen pregnancy with a leadership group, you were there and you heard me out. I respected you and our leadership from the coast (I am from your district). But now, I am saddened to believe that you could write such hateful and regressive legislation. Maybe I'm naiive, but I think you are a better man than that.

    • Erika Milton PLATTSBURGH, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      I was born in Mississippi.. Those attitudes

      are why we left there. The Bible says welcome the stranger, not villify them.


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