Skip to comments.Alabama Governor Signs Revised Immigration Law – Illegal Alien Advocates Enraged
Posted on 05/19/2012 9:26:06 AM PDT by montag813
by John Hill
Stand With Arizona
The Alabama Legislature scored a huge victory on Friday, as Gov. Robert Bentley reluctantly signed immigration law H.B. 658 - after legislators refused to "moderate" provisions Bentley (and open-borders activists) had complained were too "harsh" against illegal aliens.
Alabama's immigration law H.B. 56, patterned after Arizona's S.B. 1070, passed in 2011, and has been called the toughest state immigration law in America. But several issues were causing legal Alabamans longer lines to obtain state documents and foreign executives issues with being detained, and those provisions were fixed in the new bill.
But H.B. 658 (PDF) also added two outstanding new provisions that made the law even tougher against illegals:
But legislators made it clear they would not kow-tow to Bentley's wavering resolve - and refused to make any changes to the bill during the special session. Bentley's hand was forced, and he decided to sign the bill anyway, an extraordinary move. Bentley explained it as follows:
"In an effort to remove the distraction of immigration from the other business of the special session, I decided to sign House Bill 658 and allow the progress made in the legislation move forward," Bentley said in a statement. "The bottom line is there are too many positive aspects of House Bill 658 for it to go unsigned. I don't want to lose the progress we have made," he said. "This bill reduces burdens on legal residents as they conduct government transactions. The bill also reduces burdens on businesses while still holding them accountable to hire legal workers. These changes make this a stronger bill."How great is the new law? Well let's just read a sampling of "reviews" by the usual coterie of treasonous open-borders activists...
"I am extremely disappointed in [Bentley]....Initially it looked as if he was willing to stand up to the more radical part of the legislature, but he apparently decided it wasn't worth the fight....And, unfortunately, all Alabamians will suffer from his decision."In other words...two thumbs way up! If those who embrace lawless amnesty and align themselves with Mexico over Americans hate this law, you know it must be a huge improvement.
- Justin Cox, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project
"Today is an incredibly dark day for Alabama....Alabama has once again made a name for itself as the worst of the worst."
- Mary Bauer, Legal Director, Southern Poverty Law Center
BRAVO to the authors of H.B. 658 for upholding the rule of law and making Alabama even less welcome to illegal invaders. SWA thanks Sen. Scott Beason (email, Facebook, Twitter) and Rep. Micky Hammon (email), without whose tireless advocacy, neither H.B. 56 nor the newly-improved bill would ever have become law.
Alabama is looking good for me to move there!
I just looked at your home page and didn’t see the answer, where do you live now?
“Moderate” means change the language to make it totally worthless. Just words on paper.
I’m in Louisiana but Alabama is getting tough on illegals and that’s good. Alabama is more conservative anyway
Alabama here I come with a banjo on my knee, or however the song goes!
But, but, but I thought illegals were returning to their shithole counties by the millions...
That’s about the only good thing about a hard recession
Check out Lake Gunterville and the city.
It really is a nice place to live. If I didn't have such a great rural place here (bought in 1972) that I doubt I could duplicate anywhere else, I would be back in Bama.
...And, unfortunately, all Alabamians will suffer from his decision.”
- Justin Cox, ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project
For the life of me I cannot think of even one thing about this legislation which will cause suffering to anyone living within the law.
I didn’t know about the secure communities in MA. It seems as if there is an awake3ning across the nation. It is as if after numbly going along to get along the silent majority has finally begun to see where this road we are on will take us and they aren’t to happy about it.
Folks are mostly loathe to be the first ones to start going against what they think is the “accepted” way but ever since AZ passed their very tough anti illegal immigration law we are seeing more and more people coming forward and taking action. Between the other States which have passed enhanced immigration legislation and the new voter fraud legislation being passed, there may be a chance of this country hanging in there long enough to get rid of the slime attempting to bring her down.
I pray I am right.
Good news bump!
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