Category Archives: immigration

Sheriff Arpaio To Wage Actual War On Illegal Immigration

Remember the joke about tyrannical regimes shooting people who try to escape? “Fighting Joe” Arpaio wants to defend Maricopa County, Arizona from the threat of undocumented brown people trying to escape: Sheriff Joe Arpaio says, “Once again the entry into … Continue reading

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Wherein the British Conservative Party, Like the Republicans, Spreads Irrational Fear and Creates a Crisis from Nothing

Britain has an employment problem. Yes, there’s high unemployment, and it’s getting higher. And they certainly have an immigration problem – both illegal and legal. Their employment problem’s been poodling along for about eight years now, and it concerns the … Continue reading

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Alabama Finds a New Low to Reach with HB 56

This week, the Southern Poverty Law Center told Yahoo News about calls on their Alabama hotline reporting denial of food stamps for citizen children of undocumented immigrants. Of course, the denials are probably the result of confusion about the law … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Intended Consequences

It’s “who could have foreseen the breaking of the levees?” all over again. Robert Palmer on Republican plans for their sophomore session in charge of the Alabama state house: The controversial immigration law, the strictest in the country, is being … Continue reading

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NPR’s This American Life in Alabama

Writer Jack Hitt put together a brilliant piece for this weekend’s edition of the show. Work like this is why conservatives hate public broadcasting, and why it is so critically important. Alabama’s HB56 “papers please” law is Exhibit A in … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Arizona Ethnic Cleansing in Progress

The State of Arizona is determined to whitewash history by ending all ethnic studies programs. This is ostensibly to support the racial ego of white kids, though of course there’s totally nothing racist about that. Such actions aren’t just aimed at … Continue reading

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“Self-Deportation” is Code for “Ethnic Cleansing, Phase 1″

They didn’t have papers either: “(This bill)…attacks every aspect of an illegal alien’s life…is designed to make it difficult for them to live here so they will deport themselves.” Mitt Romney last night? Nope, that’s Alabama House Majority Leader Mickey … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: The HB56 Fix

Governor Bentley and friends will try to fix our “papers please” immigration law: Bentley, House Speaker Mike Hubbard and Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, said in a statement they do not plan to repeal or weaken the law, widely … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Pickers’ Prison

I think I understand the Republican Party’s plan for Alabama now. Step one: pass a papers please immigration law and arrest tomato pickers. Check! Step two: put the arrested tomato pickers to work picking tomatoes. Sponsored by Arthur Orr (R … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: HB 56

Alabama’s immigration law creates yet another direct cost to the taxpayer: After confusion and misgivings from some police about how to enforce Alabama’s new immigration crackdown, the state is requiring special training in the law for more than 16,000 law … Continue reading

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Alabama’s Immigration Law Full of Features, Not Bugs

At the New York Times, Yunte Huang writes about something that is now illegal: picking up a stranger on the way to church in Alabama. That stranger could have been me, 20 years ago, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Fresh out of … Continue reading

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