Day 3, Entry #3 with Mary Weatherly discussing HB 56 and the concerns with immigration in the state and the U.S.
I would like to add something. Not only did this bill create mass chaos in schools, offices, doctors’ offices, etc., but it also created a mass prejudice. Kids and families are scared to go to school, doctors are loosing money from so many canceled or no show appointments. I personally know of a kid in Trussville, Ala., who has been bullied at school just because the color of his skin is tan and he has a Latino appearance….AND he isn’t even Latino! I also know of other people with a Latino last name who will most likely be targeted.
I guess Alabama will never change when it comes to prejudice. Plain and simple. If you haven’t guessed by what I’ve been talking about, I think this bill is stupid! It’s ridiculous and unnecessary. A vast majority of these immigrants even pay taxes!!! If the state and government were getting money from them, why throw them OUT!!!?!?!?
*For my information about HB 56 as well as stories from those personally affected by HB 56, check out Alabama Immigration: Making Sense of HB 56 and They Are Us, community websites created by Kristy Shaulis and Ana Rodriguez.