Civil Rights Commission hears from local leaders | News
By Jonathan Stinson
Two representatives from Marshall County took part in a hearing on Alabama’s immigration law held by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on Friday in Birmingham.
Marshall County District Attorney Steve Marshall and Albertville City Councilman Chuck Ellis addressed the commission.
According to the commission’s website, it is “an independent, bipartisan, fact-finding federal agency,” whose “mission is to inform the development of national civil rights policy and enhance enforcement of federal civil rights laws.”
Other speakers included Kris Kobach, who helped write Alabama’s immigration law, along with other state immigration laws, and Alabama Senator Scott Beason.
Over all Marshall said he was not pleased with the experience...