U of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham-Southern Faculties Oppose Alabama's Immigration Law

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

The University of Alabama at Birmingham faculty senate voted this morning to call for repeal of Alabama's immigration law, widely regarded as the strictest state law of its kind in cracking down on illegal immigrants.

"That was the consensus of the faculty," said John C. Chatham, chair of the UAB faculty senate and professor and director of the division of molecular and cellular pathology.

"UAB is known nationally and internationally for its focus on diversity," Chatham said. "This law has the potential to tarnish that image. This will impact our ability to recruit talented faculty to UAB and Alabama."

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