Alabama immigration law subject of new lawsuit

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Gov. Robert Bentley signed the state's new immigration law on June 9. (Montgomery Advertiser, Mickey Welsh)

A group of undocumented immigrants and U.S. citizens originally from Mexico have sued the state in Montgomery County Circuit Court, charging the new immigration law would subject them to harassment and racial profiling.

The plaintiffs – two undocumented immigrants, two Mexican immigrants who are U.S. citizens and the spouse of an undocumented alien – charge the law violates provisions in the Alabama Constitution that encourage immigration.

“Our point is these people have individual rights that cannot be tread upon by the Alabama Legislature,” said Thomas Drake, a Cullman attorney representing the plaintiffs.

A statement from Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange’s office said they were reviewing the complaint and would defend the immigration law “vigorously.”

Signed by Gov. Robert Bentley on June 9, the new immigration law makes it a state crime to be an undocumented alien in Alabama and allows law enforcement to detain individuals they have a “reasonable suspicion” of being in the country illegally.  The law also makes it illegal to give undocumented aliens rides and requires school districts to check on the immigration status of students who enroll in school.

The law is modeled on Arizona’s immigration law, parts of which have been blocked by federal court.

A coalition of groups and individuals filed suit in federal court in Huntsville earlier this month to block implementation of the law, saying it violated federal supremacy and constitutional rights.

– posted by Brian Lyman

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  1. It’s true that we should welcome the top brains and higher technically educated in this country, the professional on the career ladder who are venerated by their country of origin. Instead we are allowing the poor of other countries to enter that require social programs, or are involved in criminal activities. We certainly don’t need foreigners who have limited skills, because hundreds of thousands of Americans have those abilities. Economic Illegal aliens have severely damaged this nation’s ability to look after its own impoverished, the sick and seniors. For the open border advocacy organization and pro-immigration politicians, it’s a massive money grabbing enterprise of businesses that adamantly hire foreign nationals as there is no obligation to them, other than lower wages.

    They are a chief reason companies are fighting to derail E-Verify, so they can keep on collecting all the large profits. House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith’s (R-Texas) has sponsored E-Verify bill, The Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2164) is being compromised by negative assessment, that thousands of legitimate Americans are being rejected by the electronic verification system. But what they don’t stipulate that these people have a right to verify their immigration status in any Social Security office. Even so, the application does have a 99.98 success rate, with extra innovation being added including nationwide drivers license ID recognition software.

    Illegal immigration is a spreading plague, which will be a major issue in the 2012 elections, Americans committed to honest voting rules, must be especially vigilant that Democrats and the Liberal agenda have been caught time and time again, attributing to non-citizens voting. Non-citizen voting is likely growing at the same speed as the migrant and immigration population in the America; but because of deficiency in state law and the failure of federal agencies to comply with federal law, there are almost no measures in place that permit election officials to identify, deter, and thwart non-citizens from registering and voting. Instead, officials are largely reliant on an “honor sys­tem” that expects non-citizens to follow the law. Yet in the debates over what to do about the 13 million foreign nationals estimated (Not the true figure) to be in the United States, there has been practically no committees of how to ensure that they do not register and vote in federal elections.

    This report examines the likely consequences if an amnesty for the illegal alien population found passage, similar to the one adopted in 1986. A new amnesty passed has a projection of 2.5 Trillion dollars today. This is also based on only 13 million foreign nationals squatting here. The full report is available in pdf format. http://www.fairus.org/site/DocServer/USCostStudy_2010.pdf?docID=4921

    IF-these far out deductions are supposedly true, that illegal aliens living in America benefit the United State economically? Then you should read the in depth meticulous analysis by (FAIR) Federation of American Immigration Reform. Simply stated in annual terms, the Federal government spends. Education Subtotal $2,107,800,000; Medical Subtotal $5,949,900,000; Law Enforcement Subtotal $7,838,700,000; General expenditures (Welfare) $8,184,400,000;
    FEDERAL TOTAL $28B, 645,400,000.
    STATE AND LOCAL TOTAL FOR ALL STATES: $83B, 851.000.000
    GRAND TOTAL; 113B, 250. 000.000

    RECEIPTS FROM ILLEGAL ALIENS
    Both Federal and State local government revenues $13B, 235.000.000

    The American people should start calling Washington and their House and Senate at Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121. The Lawmakers need to hear from you, how angry and frustrated you are regarding the illegal immigration occupation. In addition read more about this financial numbing issue that threatens to rot our country from within at NumbersUSA, Judicial Watch. This is about illegal immigration, not legal immigration. Any Amnesty, immigration reform, will raise the discretionary Spending, the debt ceiling even more, sending us into deeper insolvency. Illegal immigration is not about Blacks, White, Hispanics or any racial gender, people from Europe, Central America as every Citizen, green card recipient will severely suffer in any new volume mega amnesty is established. It will wreak havoc in mainstream jobs; allow access of new immigrants to Social Security, even though they never paid into the system. Then the ultimate insult millions more arriving here under CHAIN MIGRATION LAWS can also apply for welfare benefits, when their sponsor doesn’t honor his support petition when first arriving.

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