Alabama Passes Law Against
Alabama has an estimated 120,000 illegal immigrants
Alabama zipped past Arizona on Thursday with what is being called the most restrictive law in America against illegal immigration, requiring schools to find out if students are in the United States lawfully and making it a crime to knowingly give an illegal immigrant a ride.
Similar to Arizona’s law, it allows police to arrest anyone suspected of being an illegal immigrant if the person is stopped for some other reason. The law also requires all businesses to check the legal status of workers using the federal system called E-Verify.
This new law puts Alabama at the forefront of America's illegal immigration issue. Organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Poverty Law Center agreed that it is the toughest crackdown on the United States illegal immigration problem.