Daily Border Bulletin - Congressional Delegation to AL, Mexico diversifies exports, and Southern hospitality?

Activists, Congressional Delegation head to Alabama: In reaction to Alabama's state passed immigration law, a delegation is heading to the state, including:

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez(D-IL) Congressional Hispanic Caucus Immigration Task Force Chair
Rep. Terri A. Sewell(D-AL)
Rep. Joe Baca(D-CA)
Rep. Yvette D. Clarke(D-NY), Secretary of the Congressional Black Caucus;
Rep. Charlie Gonzalez(D-TX), Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair;
Rep. Al Green(D-TX)
Rep. Raul Grijalva(D-AZ), Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair;
Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (D-TX)

"Activists are preparing vigils and acts of protest across the United States  on Monday to demand the repeal of Alabama's anti-illegal-immigrant state law HB 56...
...The event will coincide with a tour of Birmingham, Alabama, by a delegation of 10 Democratic lawmakers led by Luis Gutierrez, who will ask for HB 56 to be revoked.  The delegation plans to call a meeting of area residents and activists to document the impact of the law and later to take part in a massive rally against the measure."

Mexico sees life beyond U.S. export market:  Mexico's economy is growing, which is leading the country to look beyond its traditional export partners: "For years after the North American Free Trade Agreement came into force, the main road to riches for many Mexican entrepreneurs was across the border. Now they are increasingly likely to cross an ocean instead. Mexico's foreign trade with the United States soared after the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which also includes Canada, kicked off in 1994, almost tripling in six years.  But having then become dependent on U.S. demand for 88 percent of exports, Mexican firms were heavily exposed to economic shocks across the frontier, and the economy was battered by the financial crash that hit Wall Street in 2008."

Opinion - Southern Hospitality but not for newcomers: A New York Times op-ed highlights the very un-Christian message of Alabamas anti-immigration law.  "According to an Alabama law that went into effect on Sept. 1, it is a crime to knowingly give an illegal immigrant a ride. In reality, I was kosher as far as my immigration status was concerned. And even if I were not, you might walk away scot-free because you didn’t know I was illegal. But after Gov. Robert J. Bentley — who in January apologized for saying after taking office, “Anybody here today who has not accepted Jesus Christ as their savior, I’m telling you, you’re not my brother” — signed the immigration law in June, you probably wouldn’t stop for a stranger like me, kosher or not. And that’s one of the problems with the law — its mean spirit. It goes against a basic tenet of Christian belief: “Help them as you would a foreigner and stranger, so they can continue to live among you” (Leviticus 25:35). But that’s not my only beef with the law.