Immigration Law: Spring Hill College Students Use Facebook To Put A Face To Immigrants

Friday, November 4, 2011
Spring Hill College is trying to put a face to immigrants who are threatened by HB 56, Alabama's controversial new immigration law. Todd Duren, an assistant professor in Spring Hill's Fine Arts Department, has started a campaign called "Becoming Visible" on Facebook. "We're telling the stories of real immigrants in Alabama, people who are both documented and undocumented,”"said Duren. He said the stories will tell how the immigrants' lives have been "radically impacted" by the state's immigration bill, which allows local police to detain people suspected of illegally being in the United States, public schools to inquire into immigration status of students, makes it a crime for an illegal immigrant to seek work, and makes it a crime to knowingly transport or harbor an illegal immigrant.

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