Open door at restaurant in the French Quarter, New Orleans.
Four leading Alabama church leaders, the US Department of Justice and the Southern Poverty Law Center and a coalition of other civil rights groups all have sued to block Alabama's draconian - yet passed in 2011(!) - immigration law, which was to take effect September 1st. Today a federal judge issued a temporary injunction until September 29, to consider the law's constitutional implications.
As it stands, the law is "a sweeping attempt to terrorize undocumented immigrants in every aspect of their lives and to make potential criminals of anyone who may work or live with them or show them kindness," the New York Times says in an editorial.
Read more about the country's most inhumane immigration measure to date. Read it and weep that in 2011, any thinking person could support such inhumanity: the Alabama law defies every principle of decency, fairness and equality. Shame on Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and the state legislature for their unconscionable actions!
Among previous posts about warrantless wiretapping at Paris Parfait: