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Federal officials report more than 1,000 complaints about Alabama immigration law
al.com (blog) ^ | November 28, 2011, | Kent FaulkThe Birmingham News

Posted on 11/29/2011 6:33:59 PM PST by moonshinner_09

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- U.S. Justice Department officials said Monday that they have gotten more than 1,000 calls or emails reporting problems immigrants are having living under Alabama's immigration law.

Tom Perez, assistant attorney general of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department, and other Justice Department and U.S. Labor Department officials were in Birmingham on Monday to continue gathering information and listening to stories about the impact the law is having on immigrants and looking for possible civil rights violations.

"The more we hear, as we do our listening, the more concerned we are about the impact of Alabama's immigration law on a wide range of federal rights," Perez said at a press briefing.

The Justice Department last month set up a hot line, 1-855-353-1010 and a website, Hb56@usdoj.gov, for people to report problems and possible civil rights violations from the state immigration law.

Some of the areas or allegations Perez said the Justice Department is concerned about include:

• Students of illegal immigrants not going to school out of fear that they or their families may be reported and possibly deported.

• Racial profiling by state or local law enforcement officers. "We are hearing troubling reports of individuals being stopped simply because of their appearance," Perez said.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.al.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Politics
KEYWORDS: al; alien; aliens; doj; immigration
• Illegal immigrants who are victims of domestic violence and other crimes fearing to step forward to report the crimes against them.

• Employers not paying employees who may be illegally in the country.

"All these allegations are very, very troubling," Perez said.

Read comments, priceless

1 posted on 11/29/2011 6:34:08 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

1,000 illegals sent complaints? The other millions of Legal Citizens are not complaining, but they left that out of the article.


2 posted on 11/29/2011 6:36:10 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: moonshinner_09
I wanna know how many complaints they've had about the ILLEGALS.

It would have to be in the millions.

3 posted on 11/29/2011 6:36:24 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: moonshinner_09

if you want to see a MASSIVE number of calls... give us a number to call to complain about illegals being in the country


4 posted on 11/29/2011 6:38:23 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: moonshinner_09

Related from New York Times...It’s early yet for a full accounting of the economic damage Alabama has done to itself with its radical new immigration law. Farmers can tally the cost of crops left to rot as workers flee. Governments can calculate the loss of revenues when taxpayers flee. It’s harder to measure the price of a ruined business reputation or the value of investments lost or productivity lost as Alabamians stand in line for hours to prove their citizenship in any transaction with the government. Or what the state will ultimately spend fighting off an onslaught of lawsuits, or training and deploying police officers in the widening immigrant dragnet, or paying the cost of diverting scarce resources away from fighting real crimes.

A growing number of Alabamians say the price will be too high, and there is compelling evidence that they are right. Alabama is already at the low end of states in employment and economic vitality. It has long struggled to lure good jobs and shed a history of racial intolerance.

That was turning around and many foreign manufacturers, including Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai and Honda, have set up there. Its business-friendly reputation took a serious blow with the arrest in Tuscaloosa of a visiting Mercedes manager who was caught driving without his license and taken to jail as a potential illegal immigrant.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/28/opinion/the-price-of-intolerance.html?_r=1
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5 posted on 11/29/2011 6:38:35 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

So? I’m sorry, but why are the illegals even getting a voice in the matter? THEY ARE ILLEGAL. They should go home and use their voices. What about the voices of Americans? The ones who pay the all the blasted taxes? Hmmmm?


6 posted on 11/29/2011 6:40:32 PM PST by madison10
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To: moonshinner_09

Does not mean ANY of the complaints are credible.


7 posted on 11/29/2011 6:41:33 PM PST by Ecliptic
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To: moonshinner_09

How does hiring criminals equate to a “business friendly” environment?

Eisenhower had the right idea on how to handle illegals, we need to make the border mean something again.


8 posted on 11/29/2011 6:42:46 PM PST by wrench
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To: moonshinner_09

It’s easy to get a thousand complaints when the fedgov sets up a special 800 number to take them, and promotes the number on hispanic radio stations.


9 posted on 11/29/2011 6:43:56 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: moonshinner_09

I doubt Tom Perez would be so fomd of illegals if the vast majority of illegals were from the Orient or from Scandinavia. That they are from Mexico and Central America (but mostly from Mexico) explains why Perez is such a champion of illegals. He is an ethnic bigot.


10 posted on 11/29/2011 6:45:26 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Too.

Damn.

Bad.

It appears that actual law enforcement is just more that the grinning little criminals can stand.

I guess they will just have to... LEAVE.

.


11 posted on 11/29/2011 6:48:37 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: moonshinner_09

It’s from the New Duranty Times. ‘Nuff said. I know quite a few people in Alabama, and they LOVE the new immigration law, as do the vast majority of Alabamians.


12 posted on 11/29/2011 6:48:52 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: moonshinner_09

TWO (2) International companies have just announced that they will start doing business in Alabama this week with either a new plant or office. So much for the German stop being bad for business.
Most people are against the illegals in Alabama or the Law would not have been passed.
I am an Alabama resident.


13 posted on 11/29/2011 6:50:57 PM PST by Ecliptic
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To: moonshinner_09

1,000 illegals who need to be deported.


14 posted on 11/29/2011 6:50:57 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: traditional1

The story said “immigrants” and you have to have an immigration visa to be an “immigrant” ~ so why would lawful immigrants complain to this Perez puke. He’s the weirdo who tried to kill e-ink ~ a total Luddite!


15 posted on 11/29/2011 6:57:51 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: moonshinner_09
We need to call the FBI and tell them how great the law is.

As long as we are no longer a nation of laws and that's how we run things these days; whoever shouts the loudest, wins.

16 posted on 11/29/2011 7:03:01 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("(...in a) a free market ... no exchange takes place unless both parties benefit." --Milton Friedman)
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To: moonshinner_09
Unemployment drops as Alabama’s immigration reform enacted

Unemployment rates have fallen in Alabama amid new legal pressure on companies to comply with a popular immigration reform law.

September was the first full month that the reform was in force, and the unemployment rate fell from 9.8 percent in September to 9.3 percent in October, according to a Nov. 18 report from the state government.

The rates fell from 9.9 percent to 9 percent in Etowah County, from 8.8 percent to 8.1 percent in Marshall county, and from 11.6 percent to 10.6 percent in DeKalb county.

“The latest fall in unemployment numbers is proof that American citizens will work, and continues to solidify [the evidence] that self-deportation [by illegal immigrants] due to the Alabama Taxpayer & Citizen’s Protection Act is occurring,” said Chuck Ellis, a city council member in Albertville — the main town in Marshall County, northern Alabama.

17 posted on 11/29/2011 7:15:46 PM PST by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: moonshinner_09

They aren’t immigrants. They are unarmed combatants - invaders.

The comments are excellent.

The FEDS used our tax money to set up a pro invasion hot line. Guess we know whose side they are on.


18 posted on 11/29/2011 7:21:33 PM PST by Eldon Tyrell
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To: moonshinner_09

Any of them come from Americans?


19 posted on 11/29/2011 7:21:33 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: moonshinner_09

Illegal aliens are a bunch of whiners and girlymen. We don’t need any more of that here.


20 posted on 11/29/2011 7:22:58 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: moonshinner_09


21 posted on 11/29/2011 7:27:34 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Get out of our country, you whining rat-bastard illegals. Go back to your loser countries and try to make them civilized or something...and take your “anchor-babies” with you.


22 posted on 11/29/2011 7:28:21 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: moonshinner_09

Robert Bentley for POTUS..... Roll Tide Roll!!!


23 posted on 11/29/2011 7:49:28 PM PST by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander -- ..........................NUTS !)
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To: moonshinner_09

I want to know how an illegal has Constitutional, and civil rights.


24 posted on 11/29/2011 8:06:13 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Shadowstrike

That’s what the law is intended to do, for heaven sakes, cause problems for illegal immigrants and get them to leave the State. Sounds like the new law is working fine, to me. The only people who have a problem is the Obama Admin, because they are on the opposite side, they LOVE illegal immigrants, and see them all as future Dem voters. Let’s state where the “problem” really is coming from. Obama and his minions.


25 posted on 11/29/2011 8:38:02 PM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: moonshinner_09
Its business-friendly reputation took a serious blow with the arrest in Tuscaloosa of a visiting Mercedes manager who was caught driving without his license and taken to jail as a potential illegal immigrant.

And what would happen if I was in Germany, got caught by the Polizei for a traffic violation and didn't have a driver's license or my passport? I doubt that they would just give me a friendly Auf Wiedersehen and send me on my way.

26 posted on 11/29/2011 8:40:59 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: hal ogen

“Get out of our country, you whining rat-bastard illegals. Go back to your loser countries and try to make them civilized or something...and take your “anchor-babies” with you.”

Make sure you vote for Newt Gingrich, lol!


27 posted on 11/29/2011 8:45:21 PM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: flaglady47

How about the tax payers who have to pay for for the illegals upkeep flood this 800 number letting them know how pleased we are that this new law is having the desired effect. Unfortunately, I live in Georgia, we are flooded with illegals. We haven’t passed this law or similar, yet!!!!


28 posted on 11/29/2011 8:51:06 PM PST by sicandtired (No, I will not press 1 for english)
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To: traditional1

Liberal activists are busy writing letters to their “people” on Holder’s staff. They got a lot of practice in this are of being counted and recounted by filling out absentee ballots and mailing in dead people’s votes.

If these letters are in English, they are not from the so-called invader victims.


29 posted on 11/29/2011 8:54:51 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: moonshinner_09

” - - - BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — U.S. Justice Department officials said Monday that they have gotten more than 1,000 calls or emails reporting problems immigrants are having living under Alabama’s immigration law. - - - “

OKAY! It sounds like the State Law is working, as designed!

Now on to the other 49 States! The Feds can make any stupid law that they want to as long as they restrict it to THEIR Federal Land.

BTW, maybe an ILLEGAL ALIEN OCCUPY WASHINGTON Obamaville next to the White House would be a good sanctuary for the illegal aliens, all 12 MILLION of them.


30 posted on 11/29/2011 9:18:09 PM PST by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: moonshinner_09

They should have received more calls than that just from mi amigos looking for the Tennessee line. Must not have set it up in espanol??? These Feds are full of it… I’ll bet it’s staffed with more than the 1000.


31 posted on 11/29/2011 9:27:12 PM PST by bksanders (Spewing Forth Vitriol at the Speed of Spit)
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To: moonshinner_09

Seems to me that if the children are not going to school that is a matter of their choice and or their parents. The law does not say they cannot attend.


32 posted on 11/29/2011 9:29:29 PM PST by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: traditional1

“U.S. Justice Department officials said Monday that they have gotten more than 1,000 calls or emails reporting problems immigrants are having living under Alabama’s immigration law. “

Yeh, I think that was the general idea. Make it difficult so they will leave.


33 posted on 11/29/2011 9:36:26 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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