Immigration Law Challenge
A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a portion of Alabama's immigration law. It requires state officials to post on the Internet the names of people living in the state illegally who have encounters with law enforcement. The list was included in the second immigration law that lawmakers enacted in 2012. The southern Poverty Law Center and others challenged it on behalf of four residents from Mexico who were arrested for fishing without a state license. State officials asked the federal court to thrown out the suit since those names were never published. Today, a federal judge refused that request, allowing the SPLC to move forward with its legal challenge.