Federal judge hears Alabama immigration law case

DOJ and others oppose strict crackdown against illegal immigrants

An Alabama federal judge will hear arguments today concerning a new state immigration law that allegedly interferes with the federal government’s authority over immigration.

The Department of Justice, civil rights groups and church leaders all filed lawsuits in which they challenge Alabama’s new law, which takes effect Sept. 1 and is one of the strictest immigration reforms in the nation. The law makes it illegal to be in the state without valid immigration documentation, and it also allows state police to arrest anyone who they think could be an illegal immigrant.

Ashley Post

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