Tell Business Leaders: Help Repeal Alabama's Anti-Immigrant Law
  • Petitioned Chung Mong-Koo

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Chairman and CEO, Hyundai
Chung Mong-Koo
Director and President, Honda Motor Company
Takanobu Ito

Tell Business Leaders: Help Repeal Alabama's Anti-Immigrant Law

    1. Sponsored by

      Reform Immigration for America

The beginning of Alabama’s economic expansion began with the removal of the Confederate flag from the Alabama Capitol. Now, as Alabama’s dark civil rights history repeats itself through the state's recent anti-immigrant laws, why aren’t companies that have benefited so much from Alabama labor standing up against racism that targets immigrant families?

Car companies chose Alabama for manufacturing operations because of the promise of a positive business climate and a good labor market. But Alabama’s draconian anti-immigration law, H.B. 56, has been an unmitigated disaster. 

The law has legitimized racial profiling, terrorized persons of color regardless of their legal status, frightened children, entrapped foreigners, and damaged Alabama’s state economy. And as the cost to Alabama’s economy continues to increase, as workers continue to flee the state, automobile manufacturers are doing nothing.

Since the bill was passed, a German Mercedes-Benz manager and a Japanese Honda manager faced charges  for not “carrying their papers.” Daimler AG, Honda, and Hyundai Motor Company are all major foreign-owned businesses operating in Alabama and know firsthand the destructive and demeaning menace of H.B. 56. 

Hateful laws like this aren't good for our Alabama, and they certainly aren’t good for business -- and we need business leaders to make sure lawmakers know it.  Urge them to call for the immediate repeal of H.B. 56.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Judith LoVuolo-Bhushan PALO ALTO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Standing up for the Real America, the one that reflects a multi-cultural-multi-ethnic country; a country that basis its foundation on freedom and justice for all of its citizens and for all of its foreign guest workers.

    • Brad Meinecke CHICAGO, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      Laws like this retard advancement, pushing us back instead of moving us forward.

    • Kacie Rojas MAPLESVILLE, AL
      • over 2 years ago

      This bill is taking us backward, not forward. why not offer them the citizenship they all desire and gain money from that, instead of waisting our taxes on herding people around like cattle?? it opens the door even wider to the racism that is already a problem in the south. it's not humane and it's wrong.

      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing this petition because this law is all about racism just like it was back in the 60 when our african american brothers were segregated, this has to stop now WAKE UP!! alabama this is 2012

    • Eloy Prez HOMEWOOD, AL
      • over 2 years ago

      I sign because the HB56 is afected my bussinnes and my comunity


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