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Alabama Getting In on the Immigration Crackdown

ACCE Webmaster on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 12:24:00 am

Today the Montgomery Advertiser reported:

"An Alabama House commit­tee approved eight bills Thurs­day aimed at cracking down on illegal immigrants in Alabama, including one to revoke the li­cense of any business that know­ingly hires illegal immigrants.

Other bills approved by the House Judiciary Committee would make it a crime to trans­port 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, includ­ing one that would have re­quired 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:

For more information about state and local immigration policy developments, visit PolicyClearinghouse.org.

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