Tell Governor Bentley that Alabama Can't Afford to Be Arizona
  • Petitioned Alabama Governor

This petition was delivered to:

Alabama Governor
Gov. Robert Bentley

Tell Governor Bentley that Alabama Can't Afford to Be Arizona

    1. Petition by

      Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice

Alabama's Arizona copycat legislation, SB 256, has passed the Senate and will now move on to the House of Representatives for a vote. The House has already approved a similar measure, HB 56, which has also passed out of a Senate committee and may now be taken up on the Senate floor for a vote.  It may only be a matter of time before either HB 56 or SB 256 hits the governor's desk. Tell Governor Bentley that Alabama cannot afford this costly, ineffective and unconstitutional legislation and ask him to veto whichever of these two pieces of proposed legislation reaches his desk.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. "Alabama to Undocumented Kids: No Prom For You!" --

    3. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Swaroop Vitta HOOVER, AL
      • over 3 years ago

      Please do not repeat mistakes of the past. Making judgement based appearance is overly present theme in our world's history that has only lead to harmful consequences. The backlash that Arizona received and the embarrassment those citizens must fact do not need to be brought to our Alabama.

    • John Wright, Jr. BIRMINGHAM, AL
      • over 3 years ago

      Dear Governor Bentley,

      I urge you to not sign HB 56. Let's not

      perpetuate Alabama's long history of

      bigotry and punishment for persons

      who are different. The bill is cruel

      in the extreme. By not signing this

      bill, you will win praise for our

      state, its citizens and yourself.

      Thanks you very much!


      John Wright, Jr.

      Birmingham Al


    • Leah Black ALABASTER, AL
      • over 3 years ago

      Dear Governor Dr. Bentley,

      Please do not sign the proposed immigration law into effect. We need to take a clearer look at all of the details, particularly employer responsibilities before acting. Furthermore, the image of Alabama and our history have not been helped by this discussion or legislation. Our economic interest and the investment that international companies and individuals make and plan to make will be diminished due to them decided not to come to Alabama. We cannot afford this. Lastly, as Christians, we are to see all individuals as Jesus would. I do not see much true reflection of Christ in what is being discussed and proposed.

      Thank you for your time and attention.


      Leah Black

    • lisa bassett PRATTVILLE, AL
      • over 3 years ago

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    • lisa bassett PRATTVILLE, AL
      • over 3 years ago

      i wish for this all to just stop...i have 2 children by a hispanic and he does real well at taking care of his babies...without him i would be totally helpless and no way to take care of my babies...i do believe that the legislature would much rather leave the hispanics alone let them take care of their families rather than all of us american woman who have children with hispanics go on WELFARE...i say the ones who are already here...LEAVE THEM ALONE!!! it will cost more money that this country "DONT" have to deport them all than it would be to just let them stay...besides they will most likely be the 1st ones you all call only if a war was to break out!!! one more time...MY BABIES NEED THEIR DADDY!!!


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