Is This Alabama?
A new series of videos explores life in Alabama post anti-immigrant legislation HB-56. Created by Hollywood director Chris Weitz, the videos feature interviews with real Alabamans affected by the new law and ask “Is This Alabama?”
In this clip, an Alabama citizen discusses the relationship he’s built with the family of his undocumented neighbor and co-worker–and how the possibility of them having to leave the state impacts him.
Watch the other three short clips here.
Weitz discussed the project at a Center for American Progress panel this week with Jose Antonio Vargas and Tom Baxter whose report “Alabama’s Immigration Disaster: The Harshest Law in the Land Harms the State’s Economy and Society” was also released.