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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 10:35 AM
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AG's guidance on Ala. law may shorten tag lines

Counties are returning to their old way of doing business now that the attorney general's office has given them new advice about how to enforce Alabama's tough new law on illegal immigration.

The law makes it a crime for illegal immigrants to enter into contracts with government agencies. That includes purchasing car tags and other licenses.

The law created a headache for county officials and long lines at some courthouses. But Attorney General Luther Strange issued guidance last week saying that only the federal government, not county workers, could verify immigration status.

Because of that advice, the executive director of the Association of County Commissions, Sonny Brasfield, said Wednesday counties for now will go back to using the same criteria as always when selling tags ...
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