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Civil rights and labor leaders develop strategy to repeal anti-immigrant law [USA]

Author: Blake Deppe, People's World, Published on: 7 February 2012

Alabama's anti-immigrant law, HB 56, has threatened people of color regardless of their legal status, and continues to damage the state's economy and reputation. In a press conference...key civil and workers rights activists announced a new strategy to combat the hated legislation…six leading U.S. labor and human rights organizations...sent letters to three foreign-based car manufacturers with prominent operations in Alabama - Honda, Hyundai, and Daimler AG. The letters called on the companies to convince Alabama lawmakers to repeal HB 56. Hyundai has already responded and agreed to a meeting…HB 56, said [Richard] Cohen [president of Alabama’s Southern Poverty Law Center], "is a human rights disaster."...he said it has created "a climate of fear." In addition to working with the automakers the civil rights and labor leaders said...that they are seeking out new allies in the broader business community. [also refers to Mercedes-Benz (part of Daimler)]

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Related companies: Daimler Honda Hyundai Group Mercedes-Benz (part of Daimler)