A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked two key sections of Alabama’s immigration law, HB 56. Thursday’s ruling came the same week that thousands of Latinos marched with African American leaders to commemorate the bloody civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery 47 years ago.
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals enjoined sections 27 and 30 of the state law until legal challenges brought by the federal government and a coalition of church and civil rights groups are resolved. Read more...
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The American Immigration Council is proud to support the publication of Green Card Stories. Green Card Stories is an incredible tribute to the diverse backgrounds that make up our immigrant population in America today. We can’t think of a better way to serve our mission to strengthen America by honoring our immigrant history than by highlighting this incredibly beautiful and touching book.
You can order books for yourself, your office, family members, clients, etc. as well as donate a book to your local school, library or community center or to one of the Council’s designated “hot spots” where education on immigration is needed most. Could your Member of Congress use a thank you or a gentle reminder of who our immigrant population is? Donate a copy of Green Card Stories to a Congressional office. All donated books will be delivered free of charge with a note indicating your generous gift.
His style is light, fresh and intelligent, with witty presentations and texture. Michel was a pioneer in French/California cuisine, before moving to Washington, DC, where Michel Richard Citronelle became his flagship restaurant.
Richard knew he wanted to be a chef when he first glimpsed a restaurant kitchen at the age of eight. "The white hats, aprons, and all of the food - I fell in love." His fate was decided.
Michel's creativity can be seen in prestigious culinary publications such as Food & Wine, Food Arts, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, and has been featured in the Washingtonian, The New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times, among others. Michel has recently released his second book, Happy in the Kitchen, and opened Central Michel Richard, a new American-French casual dining restaurant in downtown, Washington, DC.
The IPC's Research & Communications Associate, Amanda Peterson Beadle, was singled out in a National Journal article for her comprehensive Twitter coverage of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on S.744. From the Article:
"When in doubt, follow Twitter. It's hard to keep track of what's happening, even when you're in the room. Senators offer amendments but sometimes forget to tell everyone which ones they're talking about. The committee gets tired and sometimes passes big amendments by voice vote with barely a whimper from the opposition. Some senators say the same thing over and over and over again, regardless of the issue at hand. Don't be afraid to look at your neighbor's notes or computer to figure it out. Hell, you're sitting close enough."
A recent article in the Cleveland Plain-Dealer cited the IPC's extensive guide to the Senate immigration bill, S.744. The article, titled "Despite calls for action, immigration reform bill's future looks bleak at moment," details the likelihood of the bill passing the House of Representatives.