Podcast: DREAM Activists Protest Alabama’s Anti-Immigration Law
Friday, November 18, 2011
On Tuesday, about 100 people engaged in an act of civil disobedience at the Alabama state capitol in Montgomery. Thirteen undocumented immigrants, including four parents, were arrested when attempting to deliver a letter to State Senator Scott Beason, one of the main sponsors of the law, HB 56.
In this podcast episode, Feet in Two Worlds reporter Aswini Anburajan speaks with some of the undocumented protestors who had been released from jail earlier on Thursday. Fi2W Executive Producer John Rudolph also speaks with U.S. Representative Yvette Clarke who is heading to Alabama next Monday to lobby against the state law.
This story was produced by Feet in Two Worlds, a project at Milano The New School's Center for New York City Affairs. Fi2W is supported by the New York Community Trust and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with additional support from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.