Alabama Getting In on the Immigration Crackdown
Today the Montgomery Advertiser reported:
"An Alabama House committee approved eight bills ThursÂday aimed at cracking down on illegal immigrants in Alabama, including one to revoke the license of any business that knowÂingly hires illegal immigrants.
Other bills approved by the House Judiciary Committee would make it a crime to transÂport illegal immigrants into the state and impound the vehicle if a driver can't prove he or she is a legal citizen.
The committee turned down two immigration bills, includÂing one that would have reÂquired all workers in the state to have an identification card."
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If the bills pass, Alabama will join the growing ranks of states, including Arizona and Oklahoma, to pass stringent immigration laws that impact businesses.
A quick scan of headlines from the past few days reveals how prominent the immigration issue continues to be in states all across the country. Arrests of undocumented immigrants by local and federal officials are making headlines in the:
Cleveland Plain Dealer (March 29, 2008)
Lincoln, Nebraska Journal-Star (March 29, 2008)
Dallas Morning News (March 30, 2008)
For more information about state and local immigration policy developments, visit PolicyClearinghouse.org.