Wednesday, December 18, 2013

MSNBC: The Collapse of HB 56, the Alabama Anti-Immigration Law


The MSNBC article is linked below.

MSNBC: The Fall of Alabama's Anti-Immigration Law

"The vast scope of the law turned Alabama into an unprecedented test for the anti-immigration movement. If self-deportation didn’t work there, it’s hard to imagine where it could. Early reports suggested success: undocumented immigrants appeared to flee Alabama en masse. But two years later, HB 56 is in ruins. Its most far-reaching elements have proved unconstitutional, unworkable, or politically unsustainable. Elected officials, social workers, clergy, activists, and residents say an initial immigrant evacuation that roiled their communities ended long ago. Many who fled have returned to their old homes."

---Benjy Sarlin, MSNBC

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