WATCH: 'Rock Center' Special Report on the Crisis in Alabama
WATCH: 'Rock Center' Special Report on the Crisis in Alabama
By Mariela Rosario | 11/17/2011 - 09:15

This week on Rock Center, journalist Kate Snow traveled down to Alabama to explore the devastating effects of HB 56, the souther states new, incredibly restrictive immigration laws that make Arizona look like a cake walk.

The laws have snowballed and caused a string of negative consequences for both the immigrants who live in the area and the farmers and other small businesses who depend on the cheap labor and consider their workers family.

Check out the insightful report below:


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Alabama Immigration
Alabama’s Latinos Stop Their Work In Protest of Immigration Law
By Amaris Castillo | 10/13/2011 - 16:01

In protest of Alabama’s new immigration law, many Latinos in the state reportedly skipped work yesterday or closed their businesses, Fox News Latino reports. According to the website, the goal of their work stoppage was to show the contribution Alabama’s Latino immigrants make to the southern state’s economy.


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Alabama
Key Parts of Alabama Immigration Law Stand
By Fox News Latino | 09/29/2011 - 16:00

A federal judge refused to block key parts of Alabama's immigration law on Wednesday, which some call the nation's toughest, including a measure that requires immigration status checks of public school students.

U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn, appointed by Republican President George H.W. Bush, wrote in her 115-page opinion that some parts of the law are in conflict with federal statutes, but others aren't.


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Immigration Roundup: Illinois Signs DREAM Act Into Law, Federal Gov't Prepares to Sue Alabama
Immigration Roundup: Illinois Signs DREAM Act Into Law, Federal Gov't Prepares to Sue Alabama
By Amaris Castillo | 08/02/2011 - 18:00

Since Arizona’s passage of SB 1070 caused a frenzy last year (and was later ruled unconstitutional), it seems as though the topic of immigration has remained in the headlines and will likely stay a hot button issue until at least the 2012 election.  Some states have made headlines with their own efforts to pass immigration laws or—on the other end of the spectrum—pass their own versions of the DREAM Act.


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