Posts tagged ‘#immigration’

October 17, 2011

Lost in Detention

On Tuesday, October 18th, award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa presents the groundbreaking documentary Lost in Detention. It’s an exposĂ© that reveals the devastating consequences of the mass incarceration of immigrants, and the harsh toll it takes on families, women and children.

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October 12, 2011

Alabama regresses into history on the backs of Latino children

by Maitri Pamo

On September 1,  Alabama HB 56  went into effect and is already facing legal challenges in the courts. The law is broad and draconian, containing many provisions that are problematic. On October 5, a telephone conference was convened to discuss the immediate and “chilling” effects of the law on the Latino student population. One of the provisions that has been challenged and subsequently upheld by U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn, requires that new students enrolling in Alabama public schools prove their legal status in this country. The student’s parents’ status may also be called into question and the new law has created a fast moving crisis among Latino families in the state, regardless of their documentation.

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