Economic study projects job cuts, economic hit in Alabama from state immigration law
- Year: 2012
- Length: 6:39 minutes (6.08 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
On Tuesday, immigrant rights advocates in Alabama will converge at the capital in Montgomery to draw attention to HB 56, the state’s new immigration law. The Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice and the ACLU are calling on lawmakers to repeal the law, saying it has created an economic, moral and civil rights crisis in the state. Since its implementation the controversial law has drawn criticism for its effect on civil rights and housing, access to education and the impact on local businesses. A study from the University of Alabama has focused on the economic costs of the law and found that it could lead to a loss of tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in the state GDP. For the details, we’re joined by the author of the report, Dr. Samuel Addy, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Alabama.
To find the complete report from UA’s Center for Business and Economic Research: http://cber.cba.ua.edu/