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National Medical Group Cancels Its Conference In Alabama Because Of Anti-Immigrant Law

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The Association of Departments of Family Medicine has decided to move its conference away from Alabama because of the state’s harmful immigration law, HB 56. The association has not released a statement, but Priscilla Noland, ADFM’s administrative director, confirmed the decision to the Mobile Press-Register. Carol Hunter, a spokeswoman for the Downtown Mobile Alliance, said ADFM’s board voted to withdraw its reservation at a hotel in Mobile, Alabama for the 2013 conference. Before this situation, David Randel, president of the Mobile Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau, said he had not heard of a convention pulling out of Alabama because of HB 56. “The question, really, is how many meeting planners didn’t call Alabama because of the immigration law,” he told the Press-Register.