hb 56

Breaking: Alabama Gov. Signs Awful Anti-Immigrant Revision Bill

After initially indicating that he had serious reservations about the update to last year’s HB 56, Bentley signed it into law.

Alabama Passes Revision to Anti-Immigrant Bill, Waits for Gov.'s Decision

Alabama doubles down on anti-immigrant hate and passes a beefed up version of last year’s HB 56.

Alabama's Revised Anti-Immigrant Law May Come Up for Vote This Week

Immigrant rights advocates say the revised bill is even harsher than the original.

From Alabama to Seoul: HB 56 Fight Moves to Hyundai Shareholders Meeting

The fight against Alabama’s anti-immigrant law goes global.

March for Justice in Selma Takes on Alabama's Immigration Law

Nearly 50 years after Bloody Sunday, there’s still plenty of injustice to go around in the state, according to activists.

Two More Provisions of Alabama's Anti-Immigrant HB 56 Blocked

But a key part is still being enforced.

Alabama and Georgia's Anti-Immigrant Laws Head Back to Court

The federal government and civil rights groups want Alabama’s immigration crackdown blocked in full.

DREAMers Sentenced for Protesting Alabama's Anti-Immigrant HB 56

Undocumented youth, and their parents, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct charges.

University of Alabama Economist Study Says HB 56 Will Cost State $2.3 billion and 70k Jobs

A new study from economist Dr. Samuel Addy, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Alabama, provides evidence that “HB 56 has been, and will continue to be an economic disaster for the state of Alabama.”

Alabama Students Prep Week Long Actions Against HB56 [Video]

A group of college students in Birmingham, Alabama are organizing “A Week of Direct Action Against HB 56” that will run from Jan. 30 through Feb. 3.

Birmingham's Scott Douglas Shares His Love on 'The Colbert Report' [Video]

Scott Douglas, activist and executive director of the Greater Birmingham Ministries, was a guest on “The Colbert Report” on Monday and discussed Alabama’s tough anti-immigration law in context of the civil rights movement.

Missouri Wants to Make Public Schools Check Immigration Statuses

Missouri could be the next battleground in a nationwide fight over tougher immigration laws.

'Mexican Restaurant' is the 7th Most Popular Google Maps Search in the U.S.

So some states don’t want Mexican immigrants to stay but they sure would miss the food.

Occupy Birmingham: Immigrant Rights Are Crucial for the 99 Percent

Protestors marched on a detention center in Birmingham, Ala., this weekend to decry the state’s new immigration enforcement law, which critics say legalizes racial profiling, among other things. Detainees came to the window with signs expressing solidarity.

Japanese Honda Employee Ticketed in Alabama for Violating HB 56

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama announced that it would invest an additional $84 million in Alabama. They might be rethinking that now.

Black Leaders Get Closeup View of Alabama's New Jim Crow

Cultural critic Elon James White says the state’s harsh immigration law not only creates an unwelcoming environment for any brown migrant, it harks back to a terrible time in Alabama history that many thought was in the past.

Watch: DREAMers Confront Border Patrol Officers in Alabama

“We’re exercising our power and showing that we can do something about this,” activists said.

German Mercedes-Benz Exec Arrested Under Alabama's HB 56

Looks like Alabama’s tough new immigration law doesn’t just hurt poor, Latino immigrants.

Alabama DREAMers Speak From Detention: ICE Is "Rogue Agency"

Undocumented young people have gone into detention to prove that the administration’s public stance on immigration is a farce.

DREAMers Bring the Fight, And Their Parents, to Alabama

Today marks the beginning of a series of actions in which undocumented youth and their parents publicly declare their legal status – in a state with the toughest anti-immigrant law.