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Unmasked: Rick Perry, Racism, and the Anti-Immigrant States’ Rights Movement

With a single quick-lips shot to his right foot, Rick Perry wounded his presidential ambitions, confounded his conservative base, and – most significantly – unmasked once again the racism of the anti-immigrant, states’ rights movement. Defending his support of in-state … Continued

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Turning the Tide against HB 87: Dispatches from a DC Student Caravan

by DJ Maestra Mahgol (Submit your own stories here) On Saturday July 2, 2011, a group of students and community workers took a road trip down to Georgia from Washington, DC.

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Cross-Post: States that Passed Arizona-style Immigration Laws Now Face Costly, Uphill Legal Battles

Originally published on Immigration Impact by Seth Hoy. Despite repeated warnings from business groups, tourism and industry boards and advocates about the hefty price tag attached to Arizona-style legislation, state lawmakers continued to push “get tough” copycat proposals. Many ultimately … Continued

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Georgia’s HB 87 On Your Mind?

Georgia, oh Georgia, why do you want to be Arizona? I said, Georgia, why this new law, HB 87?  It’s about as bad as Arizona’s SB1070. Your governor, Nathan Deal, tried unsuccessfully for years to end birthright citizenship when he … Continued

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Cross-Post: “Human Rights Summer” Announced in Response to Anti-Immigrant Law in Georgia

Originally published on Change.org by Gabriela Garcia · May 14, 2011 At noon on Friday the 13th (coincidence?), Georgia governor Nathan Deal signed the state’s Arizona copycat bill, HB 87, into law. The law is one of the most punitive … Continued

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14th Amendment In Peril, Arizona Nativists Leading Assault

The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees that anyone born in the United States is granted US citizenship and all of the rights that citizenship entails. The amendment has been in place since 1868, almost 150 years. Today … Continued

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FAIR and Unbalanced: Signs of “State Rights” Strategy to Trump Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Signs are emerging that FAIR-associated candidates may be laying groundwork for a collective state electoral strategy aimed at trumping gains from proposed comprehensive immigration reform at the federal level. In a strategy reminiscent of bygone “states rights” claims, which were … Continued