Alabama immigration law http://apr.org en Alabama Paying $580,000 Over Immigration Law http://apr.org/post/alabama-paying-580000-over-immigration-law <p></p><p>Alabama has agreed to pay another $230,000 to civil rights groups that sued over Alabama's immigration law.</p><p>The agreement announced Monday brings the total paid by the state government to $580,000. Monday's agreement stemmed from a 2011 suit over a portion of the law that barred business transactions between the state and anyone who could not prove citizenship. The law prevented some people from renewing their mobile home registration tags, but the suit ended the enforcement of that aspect of the law.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 21:56:24 +0000 The Associated Press 51391 at http://apr.org Alabama Paying $580,000 Over Immigration Law Judge Won't Dismiss Alabama Immigration Suit http://apr.org/post/judge-wont-dismiss-alabama-immigration-suit <p></p><p>A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit challenging an Alabama immigration law that requires state officials to post on the Internet the names of people living in the state illegally who have run-ins with the law.</p><p>The so-called "scarlet letter list" was part of Alabama's second immigration law that the Legislature enacted in 2012. The Southern Poverty Law Center and others challenged it in federal court on behalf of four residents from Mexico who got arrested for fishing without a state license.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 20:45:36 +0000 The Associated Press 51241 at http://apr.org Judge Won't Dismiss Alabama Immigration Suit Ala. School Chief Says No Social Security Card Needed http://apr.org/post/ala-school-chief-says-no-social-security-card-needed <P>With schools preparing to begin classes next month, Alabama's school superintendent is reminding city and county school officials that students don't need a Social Security number to enroll, and their parents don't need an Alabama driver's license or state-issued ID to enroll them.</P> <P>State Superintendent Tommy Bice sent a memo Monday saying that providing a child's Social Security number is voluntary. He says not providing a Social Security number won't bar a child from being enrolled. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:39:53 +0000 The Associated Press 34690 at http://apr.org Ala. School Chief Says No Social Security Card Needed 2 Years After Immigration Laws, Ga., Ala., Stable http://apr.org/post/2-years-after-immigration-laws-ga-ala-stable <p></p><p></p><p>Two years after Georgia and Alabama passed tough laws to drive away people living in the country illegally, the states' agricultural areas are still heavily populated with foreign workers, many of whom don't have legal authorization to be here.</p><p>Farmers say many of the migrants have returned because the laws are not heavily enforced and it once again seems safe to be here.</p> Sat, 06 Jul 2013 19:47:48 +0000 The Associated Press 33633 at http://apr.org 2 Years After Immigration Laws, Ga., Ala., Stable Ala Immigrants Planning Rally, March in Birmingham http://apr.org/post/ala-immigrants-planning-rally-march-birmingham <P>Immigrants and their backers are planning a rally and march in Birmingham to show their support for changes in federal immigrations laws.</P> <P>Organizers say they are expecting hundreds of people for a demonstration planned for Wednesday evening in a downtown park.</P> <P>The Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice says one goal of the protest is to show U.S. Sen. Wed, 01 May 2013 11:32:23 +0000 The Associated Press 29520 at http://apr.org Ala Immigrants Planning Rally, March in Birmingham Must Voters Have to Prove Citizenship to Register? http://apr.org/post/must-voters-have-prove-citizenship-register <P><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 13px" id=_oneup>The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Monday in a case about whether states can force people to prove their U.S. citizenship before registering to vote.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 13px" id=_oneup>At issue is the legality of Arizona's voter-approved requirement that prospective voters document their U.S. Sun, 17 Mar 2013 22:25:50 +0000 The Associated Press 26874 at http://apr.org Must Voters Have to Prove Citizenship to Register? Ala. Granting DLs for Immigrants Under Obama Rule http://apr.org/post/ala-granting-dls-immigrants-under-obama-rule <P>The state of Alabama says it will allow hundreds of immigrants to take driver license tests under a new Obama administration rule.</P> <DIV> <P>While the state has fought the administration over immigration laws, it says it will honor certifications granted under the program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.</P> <P>A state trooper spokesman, Sgt. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:35:34 +0000 The Associated Press 26680 at http://apr.org Ala. Granting DLs for Immigrants Under Obama Rule New Suit Filed Against Alabama Immigration Law http://apr.org/post/new-suit-filed-against-alabama-immigration-law <P>A coalition of civil rights organizations is suing to stop part of Alabama's immigration law requiring officials to post lists of illegal immigrants in the state's court system online.</P> <P>The federal court suit was filed Thursday on behalf of four Latinos in Montgomery County who were accused of fishing without a state fishing license.</P> <P>Southern Poverty Law Center attorney Kristi Graunke says the law is designed to humiliate and make life difficult for immigrants regardless of their status.</P> <P>A supporter of the law, House Speaker Mike Hubbard of Auburn, says the coalitio Thu, 07 Feb 2013 22:54:38 +0000 The Associated Press 24566 at http://apr.org New Suit Filed Against Alabama Immigration Law Ala. Asks Court To Review Part Of Immigration Law http://apr.org/post/ala-asks-court-review-part-immigration-law <P>The state of Alabama is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review part of its law cracking down on illegal immigration.</P> <P>The state asked the judges Tuesday to review a section of the law that makes it a crime to assist, harbor or transport anyone who's in the country illegally.</P> <P>Opponents of the law have called the section inhumane, but the state says it doesn't conflict with federal law. It also says the justices haven't reviewed a similar law in other states including Arizona.</P> <P>The 11th U.S. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:07:53 +0000 The Associated Press 23316 at http://apr.org Ala. Asks Court To Review Part Of Immigration Law AP: Alabama agencies not in compliance with Immigration Law http://apr.org/post/ap-alabama-agencies-not-compliance-immigration-law <p>ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) — Many state licensing boards have not yet complied with a requirement in Alabama's immigration law to verify the status of legal immigrants by using a federal database. A state official tracking compliance told The Anniston Star that few, if any, of the state's dozens of professional licensing board have been cleared to use the federal government's Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements. The law requires them to use the system to verify that legal status. John Norris of the Examiners of Public Accounts says the applications are filed with the U.S. Sun, 21 Oct 2012 20:16:19 +0000 The Associated Press 19564 at http://apr.org AP: Alabama agencies not in compliance with Immigration Law SPLC Sues Ala. Education Officials For School Data http://apr.org/post/splc-sues-ala-education-officials-school-data A lawsuit has been filed accusing the Alabama Department of Education of refusing to release school data showing the impact of Alabama's law cracking down on illegal immigrants has had on Hispanic students. The Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery filed the lawsuit, which contends education officials have declined to release data on student enrollment before and after the immigration law was enacted. The lawsuit says the SPLC has requested a copy of information that education officials have sent to the U.S. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 21:27:47 +0000 The Associated Press 19022 at http://apr.org SPLC Sues Ala. Education Officials For School Data State Asks Full Court to Hear Immigration Appeal http://apr.org/post/state-asks-full-court-hear-immigration-appeal <P>The state of Alabama has asked a federal appeals court to reconsider parts of two opinions that struck down some provisions of Alabama's immigration law.</P> <P>Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said Monday the state was challenging a three-judge panel's decision to strike down parts of Alabama's law concerning harboring illegal immigrants, contracts and collecting school data on immigrants. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:13:27 +0000 The Associated Press 17656 at http://apr.org State Asks Full Court to Hear Immigration Appeal Bentley Likes What's Left of Ala. Immigration Law http://apr.org/post/bentley-likes-whats-left-ala-immigration-law <P>Gov. Robert Bentley says he's pleased with how much of Alabama's immigration law got left intact by a federal appeals court, and he's uncertain whether the state will appeal the ruling.</P> <P>Bentley commented Tuesday after assessing the ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.</P> <P>He said the appeals court left intact key provisions designed to keep illegal immigrants from getting jobs and state licenses.</P> <P>The appeals court did block schools from checking the immigration status of new students. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:13:26 +0000 The Associated Press 16633 at http://apr.org Bentley Likes What's Left of Ala. Immigration Law