Birmingham, Alabama Delegation, March 21-22, 2011
In June 2011, a new immigration enforcement law went into effect in the state of Alabama. HB 56 is the harshest copycat version of Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 in the United States. In response to this law, seventeen women leaders from various women, children advocacy, worker rights, immigrant rights, and human rights organizations around the country formed the We Belong Together initiative to Birmingham to bear witness to the impact of these laws on women and children. The delegation heard powerful and moving testimonies from women who have been affected by this draconian law.
Read the delegation's statement »