Alabama to revise controversial immigration law

Governor says he doesn’t plan to weaken or repeal it

Alabama’s governor announced last Friday that he will revise the state’s immigration law—the same one that caused it last week to consider hiring prisoners to replace the immigrant workers scared away by the stringent regulations.

Hailed as one of, if not the, toughest immigration laws in the country, a U.S. appeals court last month blocked one of its provisions requiring public schools to determine children’s legal residency before enrolling them.

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