Posts in category "Alabama"

El Camino: On the road to Selma

El Camino: On the road to Selma
We drove from Montgomery to Selma, Alabama, on U.S. Highway 80 on the road that those who fought for civil rights traveled in 1965. We stopped midway between the two cities where marchers set up a “Tent City.” Today at that spot is the Lowndes Interpretive Center. There were photos, videos and audio testimonials of... Read more »

"Papers please:" My journey along the border

"Papers please:" My journey along the border
“Have your documents ready.” That is what the sign read as I recently drove through South Texas between Eagle Pass and Carrizo Springs, my mother’s hometown. We approached a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint about 20 miles inland from the border on a deserted stretch of road along U.S. Route 277. “What is your citizenship?” the... Read more »

U.S. Supreme Court should strike down Arizona immigration law

U.S. Supreme Court should strike down Arizona immigration law
The U.S. Supreme Court is to expected to review Arizona’s controversial immigration law known as SB 1070 on Wednesday. It’s hard to imagine the court would uphold the measures of the law that have already been blocked by lower courts. The most controversial part of the law would allow local police to check the immigration status... Read more »
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Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks out against Alabama's immigration law

Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks out against Alabama's immigration law
As voters go to the polls today in Alabama, a new civil rights movement is brewing the southern state that passed one of the strictest immigration laws in the nation last year. The Rev. Jesse Jackson has openly criticized the immigration law as “disgraceful and unnecessary,” according to CBS8 News in Montgomery. Rev. Jackson was... Read more »