Stop America’s Worst Anti-immigrant Law Yet
  • Petitioned U.S. Department of Justice

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Stop America’s Worst Anti-immigrant Law Yet

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      Reform Immigration for America

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August 2011

Victory

Last month Alabama became the fifth state to pass an extreme anti-immigrant law—and Alabama’s version is even more draconian than the law that inspired it—Arizona’s SB 1070.

The new law is dangerous and will impact the lives of Alabama citizens:

-- It inhibits children’s access to public schools by requiring school officials to verify the immigration status of children and parents;

-- It authorizes police to demand “papers” demonstrating citizenship or immigration status during traffic stops, which invites racial profiling of Latinos, Asians and others who appear foreign to an officer;

-- It unconstitutionally bars many lawfully present immigrants from attending public colleges or universities in Alabama; and

-- It turns teachers, landlords, and community members into de facto immigration enforcement agents.

A coalition has filed a lawsuit to try and overturn the law – but the Department of Justice needs to know there is a groundswell of opposition to this discriminatory law.

Take action and join civil rights groups in this fight! Tell the DOJ that laws like this one erode our civil rights and fundamental American values.

To:
U.S. Department of Justice
Last month Alabama became the fifth state to pass an extreme anti-immigrant law--called HB 56.

I firmly believe that HB 56 is dangerous and will adversely impact the lives of Alabamians.

I join civil rights groups in this fight, and I believe that laws like HB 56 in Alabama erode our civil rights and fundamental American values.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. VICTORY! Justice Department Sues Alabama Over Anti-Immigrant Law

      Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organiser

      Today marks a great victory on the side of civil rights. Since Arizona passed its infamous anti-immigrant law SB 1070, states such as Georgia, South Carolina, Indiana, and Utah have passed their own copycat versions.
      By far, the worst law to be...

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    • Jennifer Chenoweth BONAIRE, GEORGIA
      • over 2 years ago
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    • Indira Dominguez ALABASTER, AL
      • over 2 years ago

      We're all humans; race doesn't matter.

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    • Donna Fitch CALERA, AL
      • over 2 years ago

      The law is immoral and will destroy the economy of the state.

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    • Jeanette Lett ASHLAND, AL
      • over 2 years ago

      I believe that laws like HB 56 in Alabama erode our civil rights and fundamental American values.

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    • Helen Rivas BIRMINGHAM, AL
      • over 2 years ago

      This law is unnecessarily harsh, ultimately ineffective and unconstitutional. Sadly it has already driven good people from the state, people who were hardworking neighbors and friends. Others are terrified.

      Ultimately all Alabama will suffer from the loss of people who were contributing much more to life here than they received.

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