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Ala. governor signs tough illegal immigration law

Ala. governor signs tough illegal immigration law
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POSTED: Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 9:30am

UPDATED: Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 5:47pm

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has signed a tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration.

The bill signed Thursday allows police to arrest anyone suspected of being an illegal immigrant if they're stopped for any other reason. It also requires public schools to determine students' immigration status and makes it a crime to knowingly give an illegal immigrant a ride. Alabama employers are now required to determine if any new worker is in the country legally.

Bentley, a Republican, says he campaigned on passing the toughest anti-illegal immigration bill possible. He predicts the new law will pass court review.

Groups including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center agree the new law is the nation's toughest. They say they plan to challenge it.

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We need to take our country back, we can't count on lawmakers we put in office. It's up to the people to take a stand, STOP hiring ILLEGALS. I work as a contractor and I had 4 jobs lost to illegals in a month, they undercut the prices so bad its ridiculous. I know of quite a few that live in house with ten or more and then they send what money they make to Mexico to get their families here. We need to quit hiring them, no work for them, no them. IT's UP TO US!

Maybe our governor should sign this same bill and take "Mexico".. uh, I meant Texas back. Then maybe he would run for and win the Presidency in 2012!

I think I just became an Alabama fan! We need this law nationwide. Time to take back our country.

Wished it was Texas Law!

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