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HB56: Anti-Immigration Laws Get Harsher

Heard of HB56? Described as the “new Jim Crow” and the nation’s harshest anti-immigration law yet, this legislation is splintering families and inspiring fear across the state of Alabama. Like Arizona’s anti-immigration law, the bill requires that police investigate and detain anyone who gives them “reasonable suspicion” to believe that they may be undocumented. It explicitly states that undocumented immigrants may not receive any public benefits, and forbids employers from hiring, harboring, renting to, or even giving rides to undocumented immigrants. But it gets more shocking from there. Continue reading

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