How Alabama’s immigration law is crippling its farms - The Washington Post
Of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the country, some 7 million are in the job force. The idea that they can be deported or replaced en masse with jobless U.S. workers is far-fetched. That’s the message that Alabama farmers have been giving their elected leaders, so far to little avail.
The Republicans who voted-in these anti-immigrant bills aren’t going to listen to the farmers. They don’t care what the farmers have to say. The Republicans know they can treat people like dirt, but when it comes election time, as long as they talk about how they are anti-abortion and hate gay people that they will keep getting the majority of the vote.
STOP Rodrigo'S Deportation!
URGENT: Rodrigo, a bright 16 year old, will have to check in with ICE with a one way ticket back to Mexico in hand on October 4th. Please take immediate action to stop his deportation!
Rodrigo was brought to the United States when he was only 10 years old. Now 16, he is a sophmore at Harding University High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has big dreams of graduating from high school and going to college to study International Relations. He is also an active member of his church. As a Boy Scout, he volunteers to coach soccer to young kids.
Rodrigo was arrested for “larceny” and accused of shoplifting at the mall. The criminal charges were dropped but ICE still wants to deport him. Please take action now to stop his deportation!
(Source: dreamactivist.org, via carnitadepavo)
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