Alabama illegal immigrants

Immigration-South
2:47 pm
Sat July 6, 2013

2 Years After Immigration Laws, Ga., Ala., Stable

Two years after implementing strict immigration laws, Georgia and Alabama find undocumented workers returning to the state's agricultural areas.
Credit Florida Atlantic University

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.

Farmers say many of the migrants have returned because the laws are not heavily enforced and it once again seems safe to be here.

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Voter Registration
5:25 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

Must Voters Have to Prove Citizenship to Register?

U.S. Supreme Court
leadingage.org

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.


At issue is the legality of Arizona's voter-approved requirement that prospective voters document their U.S. citizenship in order to use a federal registration form that doesn't require such proof.


A federal appeals court threw out that part of Arizona's Proposition 200.

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Alabama Immigration
8:35 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Ala. Granting DLs for Immigrants Under Obama Rule

Alabama Department of Public Safety/dps.alabama.gov

The state of Alabama says it will allow hundreds of immigrants to take driver license tests under a new Obama administration rule.

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.


A state trooper spokesman, Sgt. Steven Jarrett, says certain offices will begin issuing licenses under the program on Friday.


The state says 631 people have been approved for certification in Alabama, and as many as 1,500 could be.

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