The federal district court in Montgomery temporarily blocked a section of Alabama anti-immigrant law HB 56 that threatens to push families who cannot prove lawful status out of their homes. A civil rights coalition filed a lawsuit challenging this application of Section 30, which demands ‘papers’ for everyone applying for mobile home tags they need to remain in their homes.
The Southern Poverty Law Center and a coalition of civil rights groups filed a federal lawsuit to challenge a provision of Alabama’s harsh anti-immigrant law that threatens to push people out of their mobile homes.
The SPLC filed a second lawsuit today challenging a practice in many Alabama counties that denies undocumented individuals and U.S. citizens whose intended spouses are undocumented their constitutional right to marry. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of two couples, including Charelle Loder, a U.S. citizen, and “Jack Doe,” an undocumented immigrant from Haiti.
Faced with a country that is increasingly rejecting their beliefs and may re-elect a black man as its president, an assortment of radical-right groups are ratcheting up talk of war, according to the Winter 2011 issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report released today.
The school system in Durham, N.C., has agreed to end discriminatory practices that created a hostile environment for Latino students and prevented them from receiving an adequate public education. The agreement followed a federal civil rights complaint filed by the SPLC on behalf of Latino students.
When George Wallace stood in the "schoolhouse door” to stop African-American students from enrolling in the University of Alabama, it was all for show. With Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, we can only hope that his position is similar political posturing.
Four members of an unnamed North Georgia militia planned to attack cities including Atlanta with deadly ricin, bomb federal buildings and murder law enforcement officials and others, according to charges leveled yesterday. The alleged plot comes in the context of an antigovernment “Patriot” movement that has been growing explosively since 2008.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has won some encouraging victories in the months since we launched our effort to defeat Alabama’s harsh anti-immigrant law. We’ve also had some disappointments. But this legal battle is far from over. In fact, it’s just getting started.