Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Alabama’s bad road on immigration: Editorial


"Apparently, Alabama lawmakers felt they hadn't gone far enough last
year when they enacted the most draconian immigration law in the nation,
which, among other things, required schools to determine the
immigration status of their students. Now, the Legislature has revised
the law to ensure that it does further damage to the state's reputation
and stirs even more fear among Latinos.  Under the revised law,
known as HB 658, all undocumented immigrants who appear in court for any
violation of state law will find their names published on the official
state website, along with the names of the judges assigned to their
cases and the dispositions. It's hard to imagine what useful purpose
such information might provide other than to shame immigrants and to
allow anti-immigrant groups to exert pressure on judges." –