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Rep. Yvette D. Clarke Joins Congressional Delegation to Visit Alabama



(Washington, DC)  – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke will join Congressman Luis Gutierrez (Il-D) and a diverse delegation from the House of Representatives, who will travel to Birmingham, Alabama on Monday, November 21, for an ad hoc field hearing to examine the impact of Alabama’s harsh “papers please” immigration law, HB56.  The day will be the start of a statewide campaign to repeal the law with an event at Birmingham’s historic 16th Street Baptist Church.



WHAT:           Alabama Congressional Visit

WHO:             Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez and others from the delegation, which includes:





Preliminary Schedule for November 21, 2011, all events are in Birmingham and all times local (CT):


2:00 p.m.                     Press Conference for Members of the Congressional Delegation

                                    Location: Birmingham City Council Chambers – Birmingham City Hall –

                                    710 20th Street North


3:00 – 5:00 p.m.          Ad Hoc Hearing: The impact of HB56 on families,
                                    businesses,  agriculture, law enforcement and civil society.

                                    Location: Birmingham City Council Chambers


7:00 p.m.                     Members of the Congressional Delegation will participate in the launch 
                                    of the “One Family One Alabama Campaign to Repeal HB56”

                                     Hosted by the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ACIJ)

                                    Historic 16th Street Baptist Church (1530 Sixth Ave. North)




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