Alabama Immigration Law: Intended to Scare Kids?
While Alabama has put an emergency stay on HB 56, the nation's harshest anti-immigration law, Latino families are still fleeing the state.
As Lily Eskelsen writes on MomsRising, the toll will be long-lasting to immigrant -- mainly Latino -- kids.
In Alabama they have passed an anti-immigrant law infinitely worsethan the shameful one passed in Arizona that got so much attention.
One thing that makes Alabama’s HB 56 worse is the provision designed to frighten school children and confuse families.
Immigrant families, which are overwhelming Latino families, are bound to be confused about what their rights are, and their rights are precious few, but clear.
One legal right was settled by the Supreme Court over 30 years ago.