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A Student Petition against HB 56

20 Signatures Goal: 400

We, the students of Birmingham-Southern College petition the state of Alabama in regard to HB56 and HB 658, Alabama’s immigration laws. We denounce the premise that these pieces of legislation have been put into place to protect the legal residents of Alabama from the “lawlessness” and “economic hardships” that are the result of illegal immigration into Alabama. Rather they serve to promote a system of ethnic discrimination that runs rampant in law enforcement as well as the civil community. Dr. Samuel Addy, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Alabama estimates that HB 56 “will shrink the state’s GDP by at least $2.3 billion dollars… will ultimately cost Alabama 70,000-140,000 jobs” while it’s currently “costing the state $57-$265 million in state taxes, with an additional $20-$90 million loss in local sales taxes.” These laws are the consequences of a political agenda that has destroyed families, harmed civilians morally and physically, corroded cultural institutions and traditional values, and denied the unalienable rights that are proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence. These rights are inherent to the individual, the essence of a living human being, and cannot be stripped by a legislative body.

Links

Birmingham-Southern College
http://www.bsc.edu/

The Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama
http://www.hispanicinterest.org/

Text of HB-56
http://latindispatch.com/2011/06/09/text-of-alabama-immigration-law-hb-56/

Text of HB-658
http://legiscan.com/gaits/text/630362

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Signatures

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    Roman Russian Federation
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    Reeve Jacobus United States
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    Awbrey Golden United States
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    Lauren Fugit United States
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    Altynai Ibraimova United States
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    Jenny Lewis United States
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    Vianca Sanae United States
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    Mia Markris United States
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    Chloe Passe France
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    Hart Benton United States
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    Susan Tuberville Italy
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    Will United States
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    Mandy Shunnarah United States
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    Samantha Bisese United States
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    Jennifer Commander United States
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