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Immigration Law Challenge
4:12 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Alabama Won't Publish Immigration List

Alabama has agreed not to enforce a provision of the state's controversial immigration law that required the state to publish a list of people known to be unlawfully in the country.
Credit Florida Atlantic University

Alabama has agreed not to enforce a provision of the state's controversial immigration law that required the state to publish a list of people known to be unlawfully in the country.

Lawyers say they have reached a settlement agreement in the lawsuit challenging what critics called a "scarlet letter list."

The 2012 law required the state to publish a list of people living in the state illegally who have been arrested.

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Immigration-Scarlet Letter
3:45 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Judge Won't Dismiss Alabama Immigration Suit

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.

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.

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.

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