Settlement Will Block Key Portions Of Alabama's Anti-Immigrant Law


flickr: Cuauhtemoc-Hidalgo Villa-Zapata

Some good news for Alabama? Civil rights groups and the state of Alabama have reached a settlement that will block key parts of Alabama's anti-immigrant HB 56.

### via Washington Post

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The state of Alabama agreed Tuesday to settle the remaining challenges over its toughest-in-the-nation crackdown against illegal immigration, which has mostly been gutted by federal court decisions.

The state and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a proposed settlement that would end a federal lawsuit over the law passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature in 2011, and the state separately filed documents to end a similar suit filed by the Justice Department. Federal courts later blocked main sections, including a one-of-a-kind provision that public schools must check students’ citizenship status.


Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.