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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:27 PM
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Alabama House passes Arizona-style immigration law (al.com)
By Kim Chandler -- The Birmingham News

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- The House of Representatives voted 73-28 this evening to pass an Arizona-style immigration law that gives law enforcement officers authority to detain people they suspect of being illegal immigrants.

Bill sponsor Rep. Micky Hammon, R-Decatur, told legislators that the bill, "attacks every aspect of an illegal alien's life."

"This bill is designed to make it difficult for them to live here so they will deport themselves," Hammon said during debate. The bill now goes to the Senate.

Hammon said illegal immigrants in Alabama are costing taxpayers money and taking jobs from American citizens. But critics of the bill said it would encourage racial profiling and add to law enforcement costs, and they argued that immigration enforcement should be the job of the federal government.

Hammon's bill would require police officers to demand proof of citizenship or residency from anyone they stop for a traffic violation or other infraction if there is reasonable suspicion the person is in the United States unlawfully. The officer would have to make a reasonable attempt to verify a person's citizenship status, and suspected illegal immigrants could be detained and charged with trespassing.
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HillbillyBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:37 PM
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1. Just when I think that Al is coming into the 19 century
sigh.
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:23 PM
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2. well that's something.
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 01:24 PM by provis99
How desperate do you have to be to WANT to immigrate to Alabama?

Alabama: At Least We're Not Mississippi!
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hayu_lol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:26 PM
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4. Oh...those kinds of immigrants...
thought it was maybe to keep more DamnYankees out.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:24 PM
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3. That comes as no surprise to me. How far back did they make it
retroactive? :sarcasm:
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