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Alabama governor signs nation's toughest immigration law
Reuters ^ | 6/9/11

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Government; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: aliens; everify; illegalimmigration; immigration
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1 posted on 06/09/2011 12:27:40 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

PROUD to be from Alabama.


2 posted on 06/09/2011 12:31:57 PM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man.)
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To: markomalley

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.


3 posted on 06/09/2011 12:32:04 PM PDT by edcoil (Democrats doing to America what Reagan did to russia. Driving it to bankrupcy.)
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To: edcoil

But the state can’t deport


4 posted on 06/09/2011 12:33:13 PM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man.)
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To: markomalley

Woo Hoo. Glad he signed it.


5 posted on 06/09/2011 12:34:30 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (New Day In America November 03, 2010)
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To: markomalley

ROLL TIDE redneck moat ping!


6 posted on 06/09/2011 12:36:10 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: markomalley

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


7 posted on 06/09/2011 12:36:52 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: HiJinx

Ping!


8 posted on 06/09/2011 12:37:05 PM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: markomalley

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.


9 posted on 06/09/2011 12:37:53 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (New Day In America November 03, 2010)
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To: edcoil

I agree.

But take away the incentive, and the ‘criminals’ will go else where.

Hopefully back across the southern border.


10 posted on 06/09/2011 12:37:57 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: edcoil
The only problem I have with this is the law is against American people and American business. DO SOMETHING TO THE CRIMINAL.

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.

11 posted on 06/09/2011 12:38:22 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: chesley

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.


12 posted on 06/09/2011 12:38:53 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: chesley

“PROUD to be from Alabama.”

And so you should be!


13 posted on 06/09/2011 12:41:36 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

OH, yeah. But that is better than an unmixed bag from the Dims.


14 posted on 06/09/2011 12:44:58 PM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“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.”

Well then, he must be a RINO ;-)


15 posted on 06/09/2011 12:45:21 PM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: TruthHound

Need to add Californians, New Yorkers etc to this...unless they plan on playing football at the U of A...then all’s fair


16 posted on 06/09/2011 12:45:30 PM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: chesley

>>But the state can’t deport.<<

No, but the state can make life will be difficult for illegal aliens.


17 posted on 06/09/2011 12:50:34 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: edcoil

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......


18 posted on 06/09/2011 12:50:49 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: edcoil

>>Make it a felony to be in the state illegally and the penalty is immediate deportation.<<

Make life tough enough and they deport themselves.


19 posted on 06/09/2011 12:51:48 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: markomalley

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?”


20 posted on 06/09/2011 12:52:31 PM PDT by Little Ray (Best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: chesley
But that is better than an unmixed bag from the Dims.

Without question.

21 posted on 06/09/2011 12:52:43 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: Psalm 144

Are the liberals going to start a boycott of Alabama, as they did with Arizona????????


22 posted on 06/09/2011 12:53:17 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: chesley

How long will it be until OBOZO and Holder take ‘em to court?


23 posted on 06/09/2011 12:53:21 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Qwackertoo

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”.


24 posted on 06/09/2011 12:54:13 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: chesley

Just do it and continue for a few years while it goes through the court.


25 posted on 06/09/2011 12:55:44 PM PDT by edcoil (Democrats doing to America what Reagan did to russia. Driving it to bankrupcy.)
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To: BubbaJunebug

LOL


26 posted on 06/09/2011 12:55:55 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.


27 posted on 06/09/2011 1:01:28 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: markomalley
Good going, Alabama! Audemus Jura Nostra Defendere.
28 posted on 06/09/2011 1:07:50 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: markomalley

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!


29 posted on 06/09/2011 1:09:50 PM PDT by esoxmagnum
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"PROUD to be from Alabama."

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.

30 posted on 06/09/2011 1:23:17 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (A government agency is the closest thing to eternal life you'll ever see on Earth. RReagan)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Are the liberals going to start a boycott of Alabama, as they did with Arizona????????

Oh, I hope. But enrollment at Bama would drop considerably. /humor

WAR EAGLE!

31 posted on 06/09/2011 1:31:46 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: chesley

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!


32 posted on 06/09/2011 1:36:52 PM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: arrdon

Who woulda thunk of a concept like that?

Amazing


33 posted on 06/09/2011 1:46:24 PM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man.)
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To: Mich Patriot

JUst keep the faith, brother. We’re winning, slowly but surely.


34 posted on 06/09/2011 1:47:48 PM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man.)
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To: MamaB

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?


35 posted on 06/09/2011 1:52:01 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (New Day In America November 03, 2010)
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To: Jemian

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!


36 posted on 06/09/2011 1:52:30 PM PDT by kcat
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To: kcat

Yes, that is true, too.


37 posted on 06/09/2011 2:00:59 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: markomalley

Enter....the Holder Justice Department. I expect a legal challenge to this (or at least some form of retaliation from the Administration).


38 posted on 06/09/2011 2:03:06 PM PDT by MNGal
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To: Jemian

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.


39 posted on 06/09/2011 2:08:23 PM PDT by Moby Grape (Formerly Impeach the Boy...name change necessary after the Marxist won)
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To: markomalley

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!


40 posted on 06/09/2011 2:09:09 PM PDT by lephantom
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To: Moby Grape

Did you see my /humor tag?


41 posted on 06/09/2011 2:10:30 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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...


42 posted on 06/09/2011 2:36:52 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Moby Grape

Is that you, Harvey Updyke?


43 posted on 06/09/2011 2:38:14 PM PDT by gatorhead
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To: Qwackertoo

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.


44 posted on 06/09/2011 2:40:35 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: Jemian
Oh, I hope. But enrollment at Bama would drop considerably. /humor

Dunno about that. Have we (as a SERIOUS AU fan, Samford Grad) come up with an explanation for Cynthia Tucker yet? :):)

45 posted on 06/09/2011 2:45:57 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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#39...

LOL

Sorry about that softball World Series...

46 posted on 06/09/2011 2:47:33 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: markomalley
"We fear that it will, in effect, ban the student through fear and harassment," said Shay Farley, legal director of Alabama Appleseed, a nonprofit policy and legal advocacy organization.


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...

47 posted on 06/09/2011 2:51:12 PM PDT by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER 2012 from my house....)
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To: chesley

Sweet Home Alabama.


48 posted on 06/09/2011 2:53:16 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Nat Turner
"We fear that it will, in effect, ban the student through fear and harassment," said Shay Farley, legal director of Alabama Appleseed, a nonprofit policy and legal advocacy organization

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.

49 posted on 06/09/2011 2:55:58 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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?


50 posted on 06/09/2011 2:56:05 PM PDT by Jemian
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