Alabama NAACP Calls For Repeal of Immigration Law
On Saturday, December 17, NAACP President & CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous and other national leaders will join the Alabama NAACP State Conference and supporters of justice in a march and rally at the Alabama State Capitol to repeal HB 56, Alabama's new immigration law.
HB 56, which the Justice Department has challenged in the federal courts, represents Alabama's attempt to take federal immigration law into its own hands. Some of the more egregious aspects of the law include provisions which make it illegal for undocumented immigrants to obtain water for their homes, encourage racial profiling, charge employers with a crime for unknowingly hiring an undocumented individual to work for you, and scare thousands of families away from school as children are required to prove whether their parents are US citizens.
This new immigration law affects not just the Latino community, but all who live, work, play, or visit the state.
Join us on December 17 as President Jealous & the Alabama NAACP take on HB 56.
Where: Alabama State Capitol
600 Dexter Avenue
When: Saturday, December 17
*If you live in the Montgomery area, please feel free to join the Alabama NAACP and partners for a panel discussion between Freedom Riders and student immigrant rights activists on Friday, December 16 at 7:00 pm at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church at 454 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, AL.