Skip to comments.Alabama governor signs nation's toughest immigration law
Posted on 06/09/2011 12:27:36 PM PDT by markomalley
Republican Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday signed into law a crackdown on illegal immigration in Alabama that both supporters and critics consider the toughest in the nation.
Under the new measure, police must detain someone they suspect of being in the country illegally if the person cannot produce proper documentation when stopped for any reason.
It also will be a crime to knowingly transport or harbor someone who is in the country illegally. The law imposes penalties on businesses that knowingly employ someone without legal resident status. A company's business license could be suspended or revoked.
The law requires Alabama businesses to use a database called E-Verify to confirm the immigration status of new employees.
"We have a real problem with illegal immigration in this country," Bentley said after signing the law. "I campaigned for the toughest immigration laws and I'm proud of the Legislature for working tirelessly to create the strongest immigration bill in the country."
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PROUD to be from Alabama.
The only problem I have with this is the law is against American people and American business. DO SOMETHING TO THE CRIMINAL.
Make it a felony to be in the state illegally and the penalty is immediate deportation.
But the state can’t deport
Woo Hoo. Glad he signed it.
ROLL TIDE redneck moat ping!
Did Alabama consult with Mexican President Calderon on this legislation. Did Calderon give his permission? You cannot insult Mexico in this manner. How dare you Alabamians!! /s
I think it was two years ago, here in Huntsville, we had an illegal start running from the police in a pickup truck, they didn’t even have the lights on, were just following him . .. ran a red light, hit two teenagers, 17 & 19 and the car burst into flames and they both perished. So sad. The illegal shouldn’t have even been in the country or they’d still be alive today. Hopefully this will help keep tragedies like this from happening again in AL.
But take away the incentive, and the ‘criminals’ will go else where.
Hopefully back across the southern border.
Look at it this way, if businesses were unwilling to hire them, if they were unable to rent a place, if they couldn't get welfare, school, medical care, and so on, why would they come here?
Most of that stuff is within the purview of the state. Deportations are strictly the business of the feds.
You know with Bentley it is going to be a mixed bag. He may be way to close to the teacher’s unions for significant improvements to be made in education, but he’ll get more things right than wrong.
“PROUD to be from Alabama.”
And so you should be!
OH, yeah. But that is better than an unmixed bag from the Dims.
“You know with Bentley it is going to be a mixed bag. He may be way to close to the teachers unions for significant improvements to be made in education, but hell get more things right than wrong.”
Well then, he must be a RINO ;-)
Need to add Californians, New Yorkers etc to this...unless they plan on playing football at the U of A...then all’s fair
>>But the state cant deport.<<
No, but the state can make life will be difficult for illegal aliens.
You are right, and for all those who think its easy for a business to know it their workers are legal or not, I remind you of one Meg Whitman: billionaire, with a staff on only one person - and she was fooled by the paperwork. Would Alabama put Meg Whitman in jail? If a billionaire businesswoman married to a successful doctor can get legitimately fooled by the paperwork of one person, what the hell is a poor Bama farmer with 200 workers supposed to do?
I like being tough on immigration over all, but be careful what you wish for when you start punishing natives......
>>Make it a felony to be in the state illegally and the penalty is immediate deportation.<<
Make life tough enough and they deport themselves.
Hurrah for Alabama!
Maybe we need a flag for all of anti-illegal alien states - the ones trying to protect their citizens. Maybe a “bonny blue flag that bears a single star?”
Are the liberals going to start a boycott of Alabama, as they did with Arizona????????
How long will it be until OBOZO and Holder take ‘em to court?
Did you read the editorial in the Times about this? I read a few lines and saw where it was headed and said, “no thanks”.
Just do it and continue for a few years while it goes through the court.
I doubt they can, as they already do. They may make it express, and portray their bigotry as a virtue. That is a very progressive thing to do.
You just know there aren’t going to be any waivers for Obama-Care going out to Alabama... They’ll also probably threaten to cut off federal funding for roads and other such nonsense.
Kudos to Alabama and their governor!
Awesome, and I salute you from Michigan. Too bad you see me in this sea of union (brainwashed), inner-city (O-bots), and other just plain ignorant dems.
Oh, I hope. But enrollment at Bama would drop considerably. /humor
AMEN, brother; and I’m proud to have you as a neighbor.
What mean ‘ol Alabama is saying is; ‘if you break the law, we arrest you’. Wow; what a concept!
Who woulda thunk of a concept like that?
JUst keep the faith, brother. We’re winning, slowly but surely.
I quit taking home delivery of the Times a few years ago. I’ll ask my husband to bring home a copy from his office. Was it pretty bad?
That is true compared to Auburn, but a liberal at the U of A is still probably pretty conservative compared to most of the country. Ha!
Yes, that is true, too.
Enter....the Holder Justice Department. I expect a legal challenge to this (or at least some form of retaliation from the Administration).
When I made light of Cam Newton I was attacked by Auburn fans and called an “Cam-hater”...I thought to myself, now where I hear the HATER label (for example if I dislike something Obama is doing)..Oh YEAH...I hear those empty mindless “hater” labels from LIBERALS...
So, I didn an inventory of EVERY liberal I knew in the state of Alabama...and sure enough, every liberal I knew, was an Auburn fan...not most, not some....EVERYONE of them was.
Not scientific mind you...but not surprising either.
The “FEDS” are communists. The states have a right to deport criminal illegal aliens BACK ACROSS THE BORDER. Easily done for the border states. (Border is used LOOSELY.)
WAY TO GO ALABAMA!
Did you see my /humor tag?
I’m sure the teachers’ unions are fighting to keep every illegal alien in this country (and let in even more); up here in the northeast those illegals are the only things keeping whole school districts open...
Is that you, Harvey Updyke?
I quit taking it many years ago, too, I read this online. Whoever wrote it wanted us to feel oh so badly for the illegals. From reading the comments, it did not work. It was several days ago.
Dunno about that. Have we (as a SERIOUS AU fan, Samford Grad) come up with an explanation for Cynthia Tucker yet? :):)
Sorry about that softball World Series...
Luckily we are a nation of laws not fears or emotion...facts are such annoying little things...Of course the issue of the very physical presence of illegals being here is a crime in and of itself NEVER enters the mind of libtards...
Sweet Home Alabama.
For some reason when dealing with Dems a Monty Python reference is almost always appropriate...
Our chief weapon is surprise...surprise and fear...fear and surprise.... Our two weapons are fear and surprise...and ruthless efficiency.... Our *three* weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency...and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope.... Our *four*...no... *Amongst* our weapons.... Amongst our weaponry...are such elements as fear, surprise.
No, we haven’t and we have no explanation for Gibbsey either. HE even grew up here! Oh, the shame of it all!
Did you see my /humor tag?