Monthly Archives: November 2011

Alabama Immigration Law and a modern-day Civil Rights Movement

Najah Farley  When Arizona passed SB 1070, a number of commentators and blogs compared the immigration laws to vagrancy laws, overly vague laws promulgated after reconstruction to criminalize unemployment. Law enforcement officials had the power to arrest and detain persons who could not show proof of employment. And if those persons were unable to pay…

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