Tag: Alabama

De Leon: Please Etch-A-Sketch Away the Self-Deportation Myth

A new report from the Immigration Policy Center dismantles the “attrition through enforcement” theory professed by Mitt Romney.


Appeals Court Blocks Controversial Sections of Tough Alabama Immigration Law

A victory for immigrant rights groups opposed to the toughest state immigration law in the nation.


Podcast: DREAM Activists Protest Alabama’s Anti-Immigration Law

A nation-wide network of young undocumented immigrants, their parents and their supporters in Congress are flocking to Alabama to protest that state’s harsh new anti-immigration law. Hear their voices in this Fi2W podcast.

De Leon: Can State Immigration Laws Be Rolled Back?

The most powerful opponent of anti-illegal immigration laws may end up being the economic fallout from the laws themselves.

De Leon: Reasonable State Responses to Immigration

Columnist Erwin De Leon writes that unlike Alabama, some states are bucking the trend and providing humane solutions to our nation’s broken immigration system.

De Leon: Alabama’s Immigration Law Fails Our Future

Alabama’s new law requires schools to check student birth certificates for immigration status. It’s causing thousands of families to pull their children out of school, and is another indication of how the U.S. is failing to educate its Latino youth.


De Leon: Alabama’s Immigration Law – Denying the American Dream

Columnist Erwin De Leon writes that Alabama House Bill 56 would segregate Latinos and revert the state into a Jim Crow era. U.S. Federal Judge Sharon L. Blackburn issued an injunction preventing the draconian law from taking effect Thursday.


Podcast: Reaction to Jose Antonio Vargas in the Filipino Community

Filipino reporters Cristina DC Pastor and Erwin De Leon give their take on the voluntary “outing” of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas as an undocumented immigrant.