SPLC to Civil Rights Commission: Anti-immigrant law causing humanitarian crisis

SPLC Legal Director Mary Bauer told the U.S. Civil Rights Commission that Alabama’s anti-immigrant law has wrought “great damage” in the state. “It has destroyed lives, ripped apart families, devastated communities and left our economy in tatters.”

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Legal Director Mary Bauer testifies to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission in Birmingham, Ala. on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. (Butch Dill/ AP Images)