Posts Tagged ‘Alabama’

Conservative group aims to ‘clean up’ voter rolls

Posted on: February 15th, 2012 by The American Independent No Comments
A right-wing group has announced it will “pressure states and localities” through lawsuits, if necessary, “to clean up voter registration rolls pursuant to Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).” The group claims that several states have voters on their registration rolls who are ineligible to vote. (more…)

Immigration restrictionist group says Florida governor is welcoming ‘illegal aliens’

Posted on: February 13th, 2012 by The American Independent 2 Comments
A Florida immigration restrictionist group put up a billboard this week to thank Gov. Rick Scott for welcoming “illegal aliens” to Florida.


‘Attrition through enforcement’ immigration policy already a reality, advocates say

Posted on: February 7th, 2012 by The American Independent No Comments

Immigration advocates said Monday that an “attrition through enforcement” immigration strategy is nothing new, and already interferes with the daily lives of undocumented and their families, including U.S.-born children. (more…)

Crafting national immigration policy is ‘an economic imperative,’ GOP officials say

Posted on: January 30th, 2012 by The American Independent No Comments

A panel of state and federal GOP officials who spoke at the Hispanic Leadership Network conference in Miami, Fla., Friday called for a national conversation on immigration reform at the federal level. (more…)

Secure Communities task force to Homeland Security: Stop Secure Communities

Posted on: January 6th, 2012 by The American Independent No Comments

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano (Photo: Flickr/The National Guard)

Former members of a task force on Secure Communities sent a letter this week to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano calling on her to suspend the immigration enforcement program.


Spanish media reporters debate Supreme Court decision on immigration laws

Posted on: December 20th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

The Supreme Court seal (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Hayfordoleary)

Spanish-language news reporters who spoke Sunday on Al Punto, a Univision program, said the coming Supreme Court decision on Arizona’s immigration enforcement law S.B. 1070 will have an impact on both the 2012 elections and on the lives of millions of immigrants. (more…)

Fed-sponsored study warns of ongoing hazards posed by offshore drilling

Posted on: December 16th, 2011 by The American Independent 1 Comment

The original Deepwater Horizon fire (Photo: Flickr/Deepwater Horizon Response)

A new report issued by The National Academy of Engineering, a government-created nonprofit, concludes that the lack of regulation and ineffective safety-management practices that led to BP’s catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have not been fully remedied — leaving communities in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana potentially vulnerable to another oil spill.


Arizona immigration-law supporters, opponents debate Supreme Court move

Posted on: December 13th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments
The Supreme Court’s decision to hear the legal challenge to Arizona’s controversial immigration enforcement law S.B. 1070is taking center stage in the immigration debate, as supporters and opponents of the measure call on the court to rule in their favor.