Alabama to Gut Anti-Immigrant Law. A new settlement between the state of Alabama and civil rights groups permanently blocks key parts of HB 56, widely considered the strictest immigration law in the U.S. Now, the state is banned from requiring schools to verify the immigration status of newly enrolled students and making it a crime to give a ride to undocumented immigrants, among other provisions. One of the lawyers spearheading the case joins this program, aired in simulcast with the three-station network La Jefa, in Birmingham, AL.
Guest: Sigfredo “Freddy” Rubio, attorney and member of the ACLU of Alabama Board of Directors, Birmingham, Alabama, http://www.aclualabama.org
Also, Fast For Families Grows. After 22 days without food, Eliseo Medina and other activists for immigration reform at the nation’s Capitol culminate their fast and pass the baton to new fasters such as Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) and Reverend Gabriel Salgado. The renowned civil rights leader Dolores Huerta also joins Fast for Families, which aims to pressure the House of Representatives to debate solutions to the country’s immigration system this year.
Guests: Gabriel Salguero, President, National Latino Evangelical Coalition, Washington, DC, http://www.nalec.org/ ; Eddie Carmona, Manager of the Campaign for Citizenship, PICO National Network, Washington, DC, http:// www.piconetwork.org/ ; Dolores Huerta, Co-Founder of the United Farm Workers, President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, Washington, DC, http://www.doloreshuerta.org/
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