Posts tagged "Alabama"

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 »

11 Winners and Losers of 11

11 Winners and Losers of 11
For this Chicanisima blog I cover themes of Latino politics, culture and immigration. So I’ve come up with a list of 11 winners and losers for 2011 related to my blog topics. Let me know what you think and who you would add to the list. Winners 1. Daniel Hernandez – This Latino student was... Read more »

Chicago man arrested protesting Alabama immigration law

Chicago man arrested protesting Alabama immigration law
*Updated information: On Thursday evening, Tania Unzueta reported that 10 of the 12 arrested in Alabama were out of jail and were not detained by immigration officials. They expect the last two protesters to be released later Thursday evening. A minor, the 13th protester, was released after the initial arrest. On Thursday morning, Tania Unzueta... Read more »
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Petition Kanye West to speak out against Alabama's anti-immigration law

Petition Kanye West to speak out against Alabama's anti-immigration law
A student in Alabama started a petition to ask Kanye West to denounce the anti-immigration law passed recently in Alabama. “Like thousands of Kanye fans, I grew up listening to Hip-Hop, and it was one of the things that shaped my consciousness about race and justice,” said William Anderson, who launched the petition on Change.org.... Read more »

Cook County challenges federal immigration policy

Cook County challenges federal immigration policy
Politicians in Illinois are again at the forefront of the immigration debate. On Wednesday, the Cook County Board of Commissioners said it won’t pay to detain suspected undocumented immigrants. In a 10 to 5 vote it approved a measure to deny “detainer” requests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to the Chicago Tribune’s Antonio... Read more »