Immigration Law Ruling
A federal court issues its judgment in the Justice Department’s constitutional challenge to Alabama’s immigration law. The ruling permanently blocks Alabama from enforcing seven provisions of H.B. 56. The state designed the law to monitor and regulate the illegal immigrant’s daily life, from employment to housing to transportation to entering into and enforcing contracts. Today’s judgment follows the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit declaring the provisions unconstitutional.