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Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Letter to the Editor, Congress, and Senate of the United States of America

            On April 19, 2012 the representation of Alabama citizens failed at protecting civil rights.  On this date the Governor of Alabama passed a law, H.B. 56, that condemned immigrants of the state from living their lives as normal people.  The new law passed requires that no human being who is of “illegal status” in the United States, be given to state and local services.  This law both angered and upset me.  As a human being and an American citizen, I believe in morals and values that stem from places deeper than laws and legislation.  When the law was enforced, many families were forced to uproot their lives and leave for Florida or California where they knew they were more likely to be safe.  To think that a human being in America should have to live in fear of the government is mind-boggling.