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Multiple Agencies File Lawsuit Challenging Alabama’s Extreme Anti-Immigrant Law

La Costa Latina MONTGOMERY, ALA. -The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and a coalition of civil rights groups filed a class action lawsuit on July 21 challenging Alabama’s extreme anti-immigrant law, HB 56, passed last month. The law is even more restrictive than the Arizona law it was inspired by–Arizona’s SB 1070. The Alabama law

The assault against undocumented immigrants is creating a new kind of humanitarian crisis

LatinaLista — One of the federal government’s strategy in combating illegal immigration is to create a “culture of voluntary compliance” among businesses to not hire undocumented workers says Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Gillian Chistensen. Of course, the voluntary compliance comes with the threat of being severely fined if the government finds out otherwise. As

United Farm Workers asks nation to sign petition supporting Fair Treatment for Farm Workers Act

LatinaLista — One of the least contentious elements being proposed as part of a larger immigration reform package has to do with creating a guest worker program to serve the agricultural industry. The reasoning is that such a program would provide more security to undocumented farm workers who are subject to an untold number of

Led by a grieving poet, Mexico’s Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity serves as largest unified display of citizens’ unrest with country’s violence

LatinaLista — The grief of a parent over the murder of their child can manifest in a variety of ways. For Mexican poet, Javier Sicilia, whose 24-year-old son was kidnapped and killed in Cuernavaca this year by cartel members, his grief has manifested into a caravan of like-minded Mexican citizens who are tired of the