Alabama Governor Signs Law Upholding and Enforcing Existing U.S. Immigration Laws
The million dollar question is: Is Obama and his brown-nosing lapdog, Eric Holder, going to freak out again like they did with Arizona? Or, is Obama starting to realize that alienating entire states over an ideological love affair with illegal aliens (who can’t legally vote) is a bad re-election strategy?
Alabama governor signs tough new immigration law
By the CNN Wire Staff
June 9, 2011
(CNN) — Alabama’s governor has signed what he billed as tough illegal immigration legislation, requiring police to check the status of anyone they suspect may be in the country illegally when stopped for another reason.
The bill, due to come into effect on September 1, was signed into law by Republican Gov. Robert Bentley on Thursday.
Its passage makes Alabama the latest in a series of states, including Georgia and Arizona, to weigh controversial new laws aimed at tackling illegal immigration.
Civil rights groups and the Mexican government have been quick to condemn the move.
According to a factsheet presented by Alabama House Republicans, the bill will require law enforcement officers “to attempt to determine the immigration status of a person who they suspect is an unauthorized alien of this country”.
The legislation also makes it a criminal offense to provide transport or housing to an illegal immigrant. The state will have to check the citizenship of students and any business that knowingly employs an illegal immigrant will also be penalized.
A spokesman for Bentley told CNN that the governor had signed “a tough illegal immigration law”.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights group, criticized the move, saying Alabama had fallen “into a costly trap” by passing what it described as an “unconstitutional law.”
Yeah… Nothing like using a Commie, Lefturd organization like the SPLC to comment on the constitutionality of a law…
It also warned the state stood to lose “millions more in lost tax revenue from Alabama businesses that will bear the brunt of boycotts of Alabama goods and services and lost sales to documented and undocumented immigrants who flee the state rather than deal with racial profiling and the state’s anti-immigrant climate.”
The Mexican government warned that the law could affect the human and civil rights of Mexicans living in or visiting the state.
Since when has the Mexican government ever been worried about violating civil rights? Yup, just more BS from the reconquistadors.Explore posts in the same categories: immigration, politics