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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 09:11 PM
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14. Wall street journal: "Law Tests Alabama's Appeal" (to foreign investors)
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The checkpoint wasn't aimed at nabbing illegal immigrants, but rather at reducing crime and closing outstanding warrants, said Leeds police chief Byron Jackson.

The charge against Mr. Yada was dropped Thursday after he provided proof that he had a Japanese license, Mr. Jackson said.

Two weeks earlier, a Mercedes-Benz executive was arrested in Tuscaloosa County, also for failing to produce a valid driver's license. He was taken into custody at the police station, and later released on his own recognizance bond after a fellow employee brought his German license. The charge eventually was dropped.

Under the law, failure to produce a driver's license is a misdemeanor.

Some economic-development leaders say their jobs have become more difficult as a result of episodes like these, as well as national and international criticism that the immigration law harks back to Alabama's racist past.
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