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DL Podcast – An Inside Look at the Alabama Immigration Law and its Impact on the State

DL Podcast – An Inside Look at the Alabama Immigration Law and its Impact on the State

THIS WEEK: Jon (@jonbyington) and Julio (@julioFSU1903) speak with Grace Resendez-McCaffery from Latino Media Gulf Coast, the publisher of La Costa Latina newspaper, who shared a sobering first-hand account of the atmosphere in Alabama since a federal judge upheld most of state’s toughest-in-the-nation immigration law.

Resendez-McCaffery was in Alabama the day the law took affect and described the atmosphere as “a mixture of fear and uncertainty. There are still a lot of questions.”

We also learn from Resendez-McCaffery about the impact of the law on Hispanic families in the state.

“The overall feeling is a kind of sadness because you have lots of Hispanic families who just feel that it’s time to move,” Resendez-McCaffery said. ““It’s like breaking up a community, especially in the rural communities.“

You can visit La Costa Latina at and also on Facebook.

Also on this week’s podcast:

17:48 – The ‘John and Ken’ boycott has started. Find out what Latino organizations are supporting the boycott and why and why some Latinos are opposed to the boycott.

21:43 – Learn about Mexico City’s Earthscraper!

24:20 The Pan Am games start this weekend in Mexico!

24:34 Saturday is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day.

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    Washington D.C.-based Julio is a former co-host of The DL Podcast and is a Dos Lives contributor. Contact him at Julio[at]doslives[dot]com.