Monday, November 14, 2011

Maids are Welcome in Alabama

Did you know that if you are an undocumented immigrant in Alabama you cannot 
1.  rent a house
2. buy a house
3.  start an account with the light, water, or gas company
4.  catch a ride with a citizen
However, it is legal to work as a maid.

Birmingham News editorial board - August 9, 2011
"John and Jane Doe can hire an illegal immigrant to be a maid, because Alabama's new immigration law exempts "casual domestic labor" from having to be verified as legal."
November 13, 2011 - NEW YORK TIMES - Editorial
"The law was written to deny immigrants without papers the ability to work or travel, to own or rent a home, to enter contracts of any kind. Fear is causing an exodus as Latinos abandon homes and jobs and crops in the fields. Utilities are preparing to shut off water, power and heat to customers who cannot show the right papers" MORE

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