Skip to comments.Alabama gives police power to arrest illegal immigrants on sight in toughest law yet
Posted on 06/09/2011 3:36:48 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Alabama's governor has signed the nation's toughest new immigration law in a major crackdown on 'illegals'.
The new law affects education, housing and employment. It requires public schools to document students' immigration status and even makes it a crime to knowingly give an illegal immigrant a ride.
The bill also means police can arrest anyone suspected of being an illegal immigrant if they're stopped for any other reason.
Alabama employers also are now required to use a federal system called E-Verify to determine if new workers are in the country legally.
Gov. Robert Bentley said the law is America's toughest. Groups including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center say they plan to challenge it.
Mary Bauer, the legal director for the Southern Poverty Law Center, said on Thursday that she expects a lawsuit to be filed before the provisions of the law are scheduled to take effect on September 1.
Mrs Bauer said: 'It is clearly unconstitutional. It's mean-spirited, racist and we think a court will enjoin it.'
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For Zero to have standing, he would have to be an illegal alien. /irony
Just might have to think about moving to AL.
And the SPLC and the ACLU can go to h*** for all I care.
Why was the title changed to include the mocking words “UK Tabloid” and removed from breaking news?
The UK Daily Mail is a reputable paper, and breaks many stories which I have posted here.
Why so kneejerk?
The story is also here on CNN, if it matters:
sweet home ALABAMA.....WHERE THE SKIES ARE SO BLUE
Way to go Alabama!
When they say it is mean-spirited, racist to expect illegals in the country to comply with the same laws as everybody else must comply with, is just mean-spirited, racist, this just erodes our laws and it starts making us nation of limted laws if you be illegal, you be given special treatment.
Hurray!!! Courage Alabama.
The folks in the “Yellowhammer’’ State show it can be done. Way to go Alabama!
Oh... well, if it's 'mean spirited' we can't have that.
I remember right there in the contitution where it says "no mean spirited laws"
Enter France, Englan, Germany, Saudi Aribia, illegaly, give us a call when you get back all of you FORMER liberals. Meanwhile screw you and have fun.
Will numerous Mexican-American-Alabamian police sue to stop enforcement?
80% of the LEOs and BP are Mexicans in AZ so it may be OK in Bama!
Well, my relatives in B’Ham have never heard this from me. WAY TO GO ALABAMA!
Excellent news. I hope Alabamans don’t back down because of the inevitable federal assault that is coming.
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