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Federal Judge Denies DOJ’s Request to Stay Alabama’s Immigration Law

Federal Judge Denies DOJ’s Request to Stay Alabama’s Immigration Law

Today, U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn denied the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) request to stay her previous ruling last week which kept major portions of Alabama’s restrictive immigration law, HB 56, intact. Following the judge’s ruling, the DOJ requested a stay of the law pending an appeal to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Among […]

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Can Alabama Afford to Enforce their New Restrictive Immigration Law?

Can Alabama Afford to Enforce their New Restrictive Immigration Law?

This week, U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn failed to enjoin major provisions of Alabama’s extreme immigration law, HB 56, a law designed to drive unauthorized immigrants from the state. Under the law, police officers are now required to demand proof of legal status from anyone who seems foreign. School administrators are required to ask children […]

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What You Should Know About Initial Rulings on Alabama’s Immigration Law

Written by on September 29, 2011 in Enforcement, Immigration Courts, Legislation, State and Local with 1 Comment
What You Should Know About Initial Rulings on Alabama’s Immigration Law

Yesterday’s initial rulings from Judge Sharon Blackburn over Alabama’s new anti-immigrant legislation are disturbing and disappointing on many fronts. Absent a reversal of her decision based on an emergency appeal, many provisions of the law that mirror those struck down in every other jurisdiction will go into effect. If so, everyone in Alabama will pay […]

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