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Alabama Immigration Law Challenged

August 12, 2011
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Alabama Governor Robert Bentley

The state of Alabama passed a law giving the police the power to detain any person who cannot produce proper identification. The law also requires public schools to report the citizenship status of students.

It will also be a crime:

  • if you know a person living in your home is here illegally
  • if you know a person you are driving is here illegally
  • if you know a person you employ is here illegally

Governor Robert Bentley said, “We have a real problem with illegal immigration in this country. I campaigned for the toughest immigration laws.”

Civil rights groups filed a class-action lawsuit against the law saying it would violate the constitutional rights of United States citizens. They are also fighting laws in Utah, Indiana, Georgia and Arizona.

Advocates say the law is an attempt to intimidate people. All children are entitled to public education. However, undocumented parents may be afraid to send their children to school.

Reuters

 

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