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Alabama’s HB 56: The Harshest State-level, Anti-immigrant Measure to Date

Alabama Governor Bentley today signed into law what may be the harshest state-level, anti-immigrant measure to date.  Inspired by Arizona’s notorious racial profiling law, SB 1070, the new Alabama law imposes a draconian immigration enforcement scheme that will subject immigrants and people of color to scrutiny in every aspect of their lives, including when renting […]

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An Attack on Children and the Constitution: State Legislators Announce Attempt to Subvert 14th Amendment and Deny Birth Citizenship

January 5, 2011 Dismissing the U.S. Constitution and its core American values, politicians from 14 states touted proposals to subvert the 14th Amendment by denying newborn children of immigrants U.S. citizenship and the documentation needed to prove citizenship.  Below is a statement from Linton Joaquin, general counsel of the National Immigration Law Center: Today’s announcement […]

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New Immigration Enforcement Agreements Will Make a Bad Problem Worse

Signed Agreements between Local Law Enforcement and Department of Homeland Security Threaten Public Safety and Harm Immigrant Communities October 16, 2009, WASHINGTON — Today the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) delegated its federal immigration enforcement authority to 55 local law enforcement jurisdictions, including localities that have a history of targeting Latinos and other immigrant groups. […]

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DHS Issues “New” Worksite Enforcement Guidelines That Are Simply More of the Same

The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is disappointed at the so-called new directive on worksite enforcement issued by Sec. Napolitano today and announced by a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) press release.  The directive itself has not been made public. The press release announces a new emphasis on criminal prosecutions of employers and expanding coverage […]

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