The Definition Of Insanity

Originally posted on the AILA Leadership Blog

It happened again yesterday.

A foreign worker—this time from Honda—was arrested in Alabama and cited under the state’s new immigration law.

Sound familiar? It should.

The same thing happened a couple of weeks ago to Detlev Hager, a German executive from Mercedes-Benz, who was in Alabama to check on the company’s plant in Vance. This time the unlucky scofflaw was a Japanese employee of Honda. Like the unlucky German before him, he was arrested by Alabama cops after he forgot his visa in his hotel room.

In a blog posted last week I made the point that the hate ridden immigration law does little more than crush civil rights, wreak havoc on the state’s economy, and sully Alabama’s reputation. I also pointed out that a foreign company (or any company for that matter) would have to be nuts to locate in a state like Alabama that enacts a law which so flippantly subjects foreign managers and workers to arrest.

They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Exactly what result do Alabama politicians expect by continuing to enforce HB56?

About David Leopold
Past President American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), In-the-Trenches practicing immigration Attorney, Blogger, Activist, Photographer, Educator, World Traveler. All opinions are my own.

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