Thursday, November 17, 2011

"Anything Short of Shooting" Undocumented Immigrants in the New Jim Crow South

U.S. Congressman Mo Brooks says (on video) that he will  "do anything short of shooting" undocumented immigrants in Alabama.  Brooks makes his statement 44 seconds into the video.

click HERE to link youtube audio with photos on Alabama law - with details description of community reaction to the law by William Anderson, student at the University of Alabama

13 arrested in protest against Alabama's immigration law

Two activists are arrested for refusing to leave a state office building and 11 for blocking a street in Montgomery, in actions reminiscent of the city's civil rights-era confrontations.

By Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times
November 16, 2011
Reporting from Montgomery, Ala.

One of the most dramatic protests against Alabama's tough illegal immigration law unfolded here Tuesday as 13 activists, most of them from out of state, were arrested for blocking a street near the Capitol and refusing to leave a legislative office building as a crowd chanted, "Undocumented, unafraid!"

 ... organizers were...targeting the Alabama law, which is considered the nation's strictest, and which has drawn activists into the state to organize and protest to a degree rarely seen here since the civil rights turmoil of the 1960s...MORE


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