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US Justice Department Opens Hotline & Email to Field Alabama Civil Rights Concerns

US Justice Department Opens Hotline & Email to Field Alabama Civil Rights Concerns

The U.S. Justice Department created a bilingual hotline and e-mail for the public to report civil rights concerns regarding Alabama’s new toughest-in-the-nation immigration law, according to a Bloomberg report.

The phone line and an accompanying e-mail address were established “for the public to report potential civil rights concerns related to the impact” of the laws, Xochitl Hinojosa, a Justice Department spokeswoman, said today in an e-mailed statement.

The U.S. is appealing a Sept. 28 ruling by U.S. District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn in Birmingham, Alabama, that permits the state to enforce much of the legislation signed in June by Governor Robert Bentley.

The federal government sued to bar parts of the law that allow police to question the immigration status of people detained for other reasons, that criminalize the failure of unregistered aliens to carry or produce necessary documents, and that make it a felony for those unlawfully in the country to do business with the state or any of its political subdivisions, stated the Bloomberg article.

There are an estimated 185,000 Hispanics in Alabama. The Pew Hispanic Center estimates that 70 percent of the state’s Hispanic residents are Mexican.

The hotline recording is available in both English and Spanish and callers are asked to leave a detailed message.

Hotline: 1-855-353-1010

Email: Hb56@usdoj.gov

Read the full story at Bloomberg.com.

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    • Ms Eusebia E Aquino

      This type of hate in modern day America is only welcome towards all Latinos! It has nothing to do with immigration is all about a “culture of Hate”towards Latinos since 9/11.In Michigan they are building a New Border Bridge to Canada so whites can come to Michigan and find jobs.America has enter preNazi Era with HB56 like Hilter’s Laws in Germany1940′s towards Jweish humans.Hilter killed 6 M human beings before America acted!End the hate Protest Alabama end Latino Ethnic Cleansing in Alabama and the Nation.America is now a Nation wrer Hate has become the NEW Normal!

    • Dave Francis

      MAKE YOUR VOICE KNOWN TODAY ON E-VERIFY

      JOBS–the economy has everything to do with illegal immigration, and as more and more of these unfortunate people pour in from the borders or from across the world. The expenditure will keep rising for every US taxpayer, until Congress does something about it; it does no-way mean amnesty. We have the resources to stop this massive invasion, but neither party has relentlessly pursued it. President Obama had great intentions for a while, than fell off in the wrong direction. Only the TEA PARTY lawmakers in straw polls have openly spoke about the financial ramifications, while main GOP members remain silent, as do the Democrats. With 20 million citizens out of work, we as citizens and legal residents must insure that our borders are sealed and that internal enforcement is substantial. There are numerous laws moving through Congress, but the “Legal Workforce Act” has the power to slowly but surely drive the foreign workers out of the jobs, meant for our own people.

      The Immigration Control and Reform Act (IRCA) mandates procedures for business owners to verify the employment eligibility of their workforce, but since the 1986 law it has loosely applied until our prior president George H.W. Bush implemented Pilot program called E-Verify in October 1991. The Congressional authorization for the E-Verify electronic employment eligibility confirmation for employees was to expire on November 1, 2008. Republican Senator Jeff Sessions introduced an amendment in 2009 that would have made E-Verify permanent and mandatory for all construction companies, although Senator Harry Reid did would not allow the bill to come up for a vote. Reid’s contention was, “We need to do comprehensive immigration reform. We cannot do it piecemeal,” In July 2010 a reporter In Las Vegas said, “When you go to the unemployment office there’s many U.S. citizens who are unemployed–construction workers and they don’t have jobs because right now, some of those construction companies find it easier to hire undocumented workers.”

      If President Obama’s “Job Stimulus” had passed in the Senate yesterday, one of its sections was the “Construction” projects. So who are the jobs going to, without the guarantee that Contractors and sub-contractors are going to hire labor—Americans and Green Card Recipients? Without federal programs as the policing LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT” Secure Communities, the 287 (G) unethical employers can still bypass immigration laws and they will for more profit. This is the equivalent circumstances of any company, which includes Farmers and the agrarian industries who are cheating US workers of jobs.

      Reid then responded, “I think that any information you have in that regard is absolutely without foundation.” But a Pew Hispanic Center study shows 17-percent of all construction workers are in the United States illegally. Reid says not in Nevada. “That may be some place, but it’s not here in Nevada?” Like California, the well-known Sanctuary state–Nevada too has a large percentage of illegal workers in the U.S. When asked about E-verify, Reid’s office downplayed E-Verify as accurate, citing recent Social Security Administration numbers. But even then the federal governments (GOA) General Accounting Office that their own contracted accountant, found E-Verify worked 99-percent of the time.

      It’s flawed or so they said. Maybe E-Verify since the program’s inception had issues, but not anymore. They said it was too easy for illegal immigrants to pass through the verification process, using identity fraud and cheat the system. The open border and the special interest entities are forever putting a political dam against any commonsense law, especially as E-Verify have surfaced again for a current session of the House. New innovation are getting considerable better in making it more difficult to slip through the enforcement net. The utilization of Dept of Vehicle records, referencing picture ID is yet another sure measurement that the program is strengthening the ability to extract unauthorized labor. In a surprise move driven by Sen. Harry Reid, he and his elitist Senators egoistically voted to destroy job opportunities for U.S. citizens and lawful immigrants. Sen. Patrick Leahy motioned to table, Sen. Sessions’ E-Verify Amendment, and the motion passed by a narrow margin, 50-47, killing any previous chance of the passage of mandatory E-Verify.

      Senator Reid’s office gave a Statement Monday July 2010: “One single amendment is not the silver bullet to fixing our broken immigration system. We need comprehensive reform that secures the borders, requires 12 million illegal immigrants to get right with the law, and stops employers from lowering wages by exploiting illegal labor.” Senator Reid unable to stop the E-Verify had enough votes to stop the program as a mandated law, but could not stop it being re-authorized. As it stands now, it is not permanent and is only used on a voluntary basis, except for government contracting agencies. UNTIL NOW!

      Rep. Lamar Smiths “LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT” (H.R. 2885) HELP THE WORKING AMERICANS AND STOP THESE TRAVESTIES OF OUR LAWS. E-Verify will be a very successful supplement to stopping the illegality of people with foreign status from taking jobs.

      The website NumbersUSA is the only outspoken, pro-sovereignty group, which identifies the grading records on a chart that is open to anybodies scrutiny. Below you can see next to every personage in the presidential election, their relative grade and the informational pressing issue of E-Verify.

      There are two things that the average American can do, is by adding pressure to mostly the adversity of certain politicians. These reluctant politicians must be bombarded with your calls and free faxes, compliments of NumbersUSA. Contact Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH); House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA); House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) ; House Chairman of Ways & Means Committee Dave Camp (R-MI); & Members of the Ways & Means Committee. You can additionally contact your own local Senator or Representative or federal politician at 202-224-3121 and insist on E-Verify.

      At this present Rick Perry (D-) endorsed E-Verify, but having his reservations, he also called building a 1,200-mile fence the length of the border “idiocy” Mitt Romney (C-) at the Conservative Political Action Conference that he supports an E-Verify system, along with Herman Cain (C-) who has qualified himself as a true TEA PARTY member. Michele Bachman (B-), Tea Party chairman believes employers should be required to check the legal status of people they hire with E-Verify. Rep. Newt Gingrich (D-) has not spoken explicitly about E-Verify; he has suggested that credit card companies should run a worker-verification program. Jon Huntsman (D-) said he would consider a requirement that employers use the e-Verify system to check the documentation of workers to ensure they’re legally employable. Rick Santorum (F), called Mr. Perry “soft on illegal immigration” during the debate, in Orlando, Fla., and framed the issue as a burden to taxpayers. Gary Johnson (F) has also stated, “Enact an application and tracking procedure for guest workers, such as an e-verify system.” Finally Ron Paul (F), who has never answered how he stands on the Illegal alien alerter E-Verify, as he is more interested as it stands on Privacy rights relating to the program.