Oops: Alabama, the Land of Unintended Consequences

Abby Zimet

First it was a German executive for Mercedes-Benz - white, even! - unwittingly arrested under Alabama's racist, stupid, unworkable immigration law. Now a Japanese worker at Honda's car factory has been charged. Oh yeah, and the state's agriculture and future economic prospects have been decimated. How long will it take them to realize it doesn't work - morally, legally, culturally, economically - to go backwards?

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