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Black labor leaders: Alabama’s immigration fight ground zero for civil rights

African American, civil rights and labor leaders visited Birmingham this week to see first hand how the state's new anti-immigrant law is impacting Latinos.

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Evangelicals: Alabama's immigration law is anti-Christian, anti-American

National evangelical leaders who recently visited Alabama as part of an "emergency delegation" are denouncing the state's new anti-immigrant law.

SEIU's Medina predicts more Latino voter activism next year

Service Employees Secretary-Treasurer Eliseo Medina, a skilled organizer and one of the most influential Hispanic Americans in the labor movement, predicts Latino voters will have heightened activism in next year's election.

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What happens to children after parents are detained and deported?

You're put in a detention center hundreds of miles away with absolutely no right to see your kids for months, sometimes years.

Labor group and an Ohio town call for new immigration approaches

A town in Ohio says that by rolling out a welcome mat for immigrants, rather than persecuting them, it can help solve the immigration problem and fix its economy at the same time.

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Report: U.S. Border Patrol practices “A Culture of Cruelty”

The U.S. Border Patrol and its agents are consistently mistreating, abusing and violating the human rights of immigrant detainees in its custody.

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Cook County passes historic immigrant rights ordinance

Cook County passed a major immigrant rights ordinance aiming to free undocumented immigrants being held in jails throughout the county.

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Federal judge temporarily halts Alabama anti-immigrant law

A federal judge temporarily halted Alabama's anti-immigrant law - a measure so harsh that it makes Arizona's notorious law and its prejudice against Hispanics look mild by comparison.

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For Latinos, recession takes its toll

As millions nationwide remain unemployed and struggle to stay afloat in the most punishing recession since the Great Depression, civil rights and labor leaders note Latinos and communities of color continue to suffer the most in the country's current economic crisis.

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Immigrant rights leaders demand accountability, not “whitewash”

Even though officers in tinted-glass SUVs surrounded the Hope of Detroit Academy elementary school, playground and adjacent church, ICE's investigation found no wrongdoing.

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