Immigration

Cross-Post: Hundreds from across Alabama protest immigration law


Imagine 2050 Staff • May 28, 2012

From the Montgomery Advertiser:

People gather in front of the Alabama Capitol as the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice leads a rally and march to the Governor's Mansion in downtown Montgomery on Sunday.Those protesting the recently passed immigration law on the Capitol grounds Sunday weren’t expecting changes to be made, but rather for their voices to be heard and for others to understand their frustrations, concerns, and in some cases, pleas.

Hundreds gathered at the state Capitol grounds in protest of last week’s passage and signing of HB 658, the latest version of Alabama’s immigration law. The protesters remain upset at the lack of changes in what they consider flaws in the law, including the involvement of schools in tracking data on immigrants and police being able to stop those based on whether they appear to be in the country illegally.

The Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice led the mega-march from the Capitol to the Governor’s Mansion.

Groups from all over the state including Albertville, Alexander City, Athens, Clanton, Decatur, Dothan, Birmingham and Russellville participated in the march. Frank Barragan traveled from Mobile.

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Those protesting the recently passed immigration law on the Capitol grounds Sunday weren’t expecting changes to be made, but rather for their voices to be heard and for others to understand their frustrations, concerns, and in some cases, pleas.

Hundreds gathered at the state Capitol grounds in protest of last week’s passage and signing of HB 658, the latest version of Alabama’s immigration law. The protesters remain upset at the lack of changes in what they consider flaws in the law, including the involvement of schools in tracking data on immigrants and police being able to stop those based on whether they appear to be in the country illegally.

The Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice led the mega-march from the Capitol to the Governor’s Mansion.

Groups from all over the state including Albertville, Alexander City, Athens, Clanton, Decatur, Dothan, Birmingham and Russellville participated in the march. Frank Barragan traveled from Mobile.

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