NCLR Action Network
Don’t Let Missouri Become Another Alabama!
You’ve heard all of the controversy surrounding Alabama’s HB 56—how it is being challenged in the courts, how it has created a humanitarian crisis in the state, how much it has cost the state financially, and how it harkens back to the state’s dark past. But did you know that Missouri may be following in Alabama’s footsteps? The Missouri Senate may be voting on an anti-immigrant, Alabama-style bill next week!
That’s right: On Tuesday, the Missouri Senate General Laws Committee passed SB 590, which would require school districts to report the immigration status of their students and parents, force police to check papers at any stop, and result in the arrest of anyone “suspected” of being undocumented. Asking kids about their parents’ legal status? Pulling teachers and police away from their duties to enforce immigration law? This is not Alabama; we don’t want it to be. Missouri is better than this.
Tell your legislators that Missourians believe every child has a right to go to school without being harassed or bullied. Tell them that the community and police should be working together to make our neighborhoods safer, not pitted against each other! Evidence shows that these efforts actually make communities less safe because they lead to a loss of trust in police and make people scared to report crimes.
Email your Missouri State Senator below to say that you don’t want Alabama-like legislation in your state.
Alabama is already trying to repeal its bill, which has damaged the state’s reputation and harkens to a dangerous past. Tell your Senator that this bill is not about public safety or solutions to our broken immigration system; this is about playing for cheap political points without regard to consequences for communities, taxpayers, and vulnerable schoolchildren.