Immigration Bill

June 11, 2011 by USA Post 

Immigration BillImmigration Bill, Robert Bentley signed a tough immigration state law on Thursday, inviting an immediate challenge from the radical left, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Top Republican lawmakers say the bill is required to stem the tide of illegal immigrants are costing the state hundreds of millions of dollars annually. The politically correct lobby clouds the bill so hateful and racist.

Arizona, which adopted an immigration law for two difficult years, Alabama is likely that a costly legal battle that go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if the state is willing to defend its prerogatives.

Sponsored by Sen. Scott Beason and Rep. Micky Hammon (pictured above), HB 56 is a general measure that includes nearly every imaginable problem because illegal.

Said the governor of Bentley; “We have a real problem with illegal immigration in this country. I campaigned for the toughest immigration laws, and I’m proud of the Legislature to work tirelessly to make the bill stronger immigration in the country. ”

As the Americas reported earlier this week, requires the State Attorney General to negotiate a memorandum of understanding on immigration law between Alabama and the Justice and Homeland Security departments, and voters are presented in polling must prove they are citizens. The bill requires local governments and officials to enforce federal immigration laws by notifying state or federal authorities when illegal immigrants are criminals in custody, and instead prohibits state and local officials refuse to cooperate in implementing state and federal immigration. This will prevent localities in the state where the vote to become sanctuaries for illegals.

In addition, the bill cuts benefits for illegals, and while prohibiting illegal use of residence to receive the benefits of education, not cutting off access to public schools for children. However, schools should determine the immigration status of children suspected. HB 56 requires employers to enroll in the federal E-Verify program to determine the eligibility of an employee to work. The bill also prohibits illegal to seek employment in the state. Importantly, the bill punishes those who harbor or transport illegal. Employers may not, for example, collect the illegal transport to work.

Most controversial provision of the bill, of course, reflects the codicil that invited a federal judge to invalidate a law left democratically adopted in Arizona. Once the governor signs, police in Alabama, you must verify the immigration status of anyone arrested for a crime that required bail. The police will be allowed to stop those who believe, with “reasonable suspicion” are illegal.

The bill also requires local governments and officials to enforce federal immigration laws or state to notify federal authorities when illegal immigrants are criminals in custody, and prohibits state and local officials refuse to cooperate in implementing state and federal immigration.

Cosponsor Hammon told The Montgomery Advertiser that the bill would “prevent Alabama from becoming a sanctuary state. This will help us control the finances in the state,” he said. “It will create jobs for American workers and legal immigrants.”

Not least of the concerns of Alabama is the cost of illegal immigration, and some 293 million, the Federation for American Immigration Reform reports.

Leftists in the Rampage

As expected, the bill sent indignant leftist rage. They say the measure usurps federal authority on immigration, and that schools should not ask about the citizenship status of students or their parents. The state version of the SPLC, Alabama Appleseed, said the bill intimidate parents, and as the Advertiser reported that “effectively bar” school children.

“Only by virtue of trying to collect the data, which have a cooling effect by harassment and fear,” said Shay Farley, the group’s legal director role.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is mad that Americans have decided the borders should be closed and barred from entering illegally in the state.

SPLC legal honcho ss “, the newspaper said the project did not become law and was, of course, racist.” I think it sends a very deeply disturbing, “said the newspaper.” Arrangements have been ordained in other states. It is petty. It is racist. It is divisive. It’s just a disaster. ”

SPLC’s website claims the law “sacrifices of citizens security [and] perpetuates intolerance.”

This misguided bill undermines our American values?? Of justice and equality. By perpetuating the hateful rhetoric that has become commonplace among many elected officials, this bill threatens the rights of citizens and noncitizens alike. H.B. Strikes 56 workers trying to make a better life for their families, divide communities and places of Alabama, once again, on the wrong side of history.

The ACLU is committed to sue, the New York Times reported earlier this week:

“This project invites discrimination in all aspects of life of people in Alabama,” said Cecillia Wang, project manager for immigrant rights in the American Civil Liberties Union, which has led to legal challenges against several State laws control immigration. Call Alabama bill “outrageous and blatantly unconstitutional,” Ms. Wang said: “We will take action if the governor signs it.”

The state of the ACLU of plane called the measure “racial profiling bill. Said one of the top legal groups torpedoes:

Immigration status is not something that can be determined accurately on the basis of a brief observation or interaction, but this law pretends otherwise. Profiles are invited on the basis of race, ethnicity and language. Subject individuals to harassment, investigation and detention, and aliens who are perceived as contrary to what we are as Americans.

Hammon thinks the bill can pass the test, said the poster. “We made a point to ensure that our language mirrors the language of the federal government,” said the newspaper. “We are helping the federal government with this issue. We will not take that away.”

And I explained the bill succinctly times it happened:

“This is a bill to create jobs for Americans,” said Rep. Micky Hammon, a Republican who was one of the main sponsors of the bill. “We really want to prevent illegal immigrants coming to Alabama and to prevent those who are here to take root,” he said.

A national movement

Alabama is the only state cracking down on illegal immigrants. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, thousands of bills are under consideration in all 50 states.

“In the first quarter of 2011,” NCSL report, “states lawmakers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico submitted 1,538 bills and resolutions relating to immigrants and refugees. This number exceeds the first quarter of 2010, when 1,180 were filed bills. “

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