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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:22 PM
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Homeland chief: Feds won't help Alabama implement immigration law
The Department of Homeland Security is not helping Alabama as it tries to implement its controversial new immigration law, Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday.

In response to questions from House Judiciary Committee members, Napolitano stressed her department is working with the Department of Justice, which is challenging the law, and it's not clear what the full impact of the measure might be.

Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Virginia, expressed concern about Hispanic citizens. "You would have to assume that Hispanic citizens would be adversely affected, because they would have to be showing ID about everywhere they go," Scott said.

Napolitano replied, "I think that should be a real concern."

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