Alabama gets tough on illegals

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  1. Bart

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    Bout damn time!!!!!

    We need more legislators and governors exactly like these COURAGEOUS men.

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/06/09/alabama.immigration/

    CNN) -- Alabama's governor has signed what he billed as tough illegal immigration legislation, requiring police to check the status of anyone they suspect may be in the country illegally when stopped for another reason.

    The bill, due to take effect on September 1, was signed into law by Republican Gov. Robert Bentley on Thursday.

    Its passage makes Alabama the latest in a series of states, including Georgia and Arizona, to enact controversial new laws aimed at tackling illegal immigration.

    Civil rights groups and the Mexican government have been quick to condemn the move.

    According to a fact sheet presented by Alabama House Republicans, the bill will require law enforcement officers "to attempt to determine the immigration status of a person who they suspect is an unauthorized alien of this country".

    The legislation also makes it a criminal offense to provide transport or housing to an illegal immigrant. The state will have to check the citizenship of students, and any business that knowingly employs an illegal immigrant will be penalized.

    A spokesman for Bentley told CNN that the governor had signed "a tough illegal immigration law."

    Republican state Rep. John Merrill told CNN he had no hesitation in backing the legislation, saying it is "good for Alabama" because it will reduce illegal immigration to the state. (snip)
     
  2. j41181

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    Sweet Home Alabama... well sort of.

    "We have a real problem with illegal immigration in this country," he said. "I campaigned for the toughest immigration laws, and I'm proud of the Legislature for working tirelessly to create the strongest immigration bill in the country."

    Alabama has an estimated 120,000 illegal immigrants, a nearly fivefold increase from a decade ago, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. Many of them are believed to be working on farms, at chicken processing plants and in construction.

    One of the legislation's sponsors, GOP Sen. Scott Beason, said it would help the unemployed by preventing illegal immigrants from getting jobs in the state. Alabama's unemployment rate stood at 9.3 percent in April, the most recent figure available.

    "This will put thousands of Alabamians back in the work force," Beason said.
     
  3. celticdb15

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    "This will put thousands of Alabamians back in the work force," Beason said.
    <div></div><div>[​IMG][​IMG]That alone should get him re-elected.</div>Edited by: celticdb15
     
  4. Westside

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    I wish Alabama the best. When those raids start at those chicken plants, I hope the Americans find the strength to provide food for the country at least for the short term, like at least one year of working there.

    These are becoming disparate times. The time for collecting unemployment checks and watching TV in the afternoon are ova!!!
     
  5. DWFan

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    [​IMG] Love it!
     
  6. DixieDestroyer

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    Hats off to Bama...I hope & pray that outstanding legislation stands up against the legal assault of the cultmarx, Bolshevik vermin.
     
  7. Colonel_Reb

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    Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer, at last hooray for Alabama! May it spread to every state and be enforced.
     
  8. jaxvid

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    Yup, that's the hurdle. And the media too.
     
  9. foobar75

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    Well, as expected, terrorist organizations ACLU and SPLC have already indicated that they will appeal this decision. There's no doubt that they'll succeed in over-turning this law in one of the lower courts, thanks to their corrupt associates in the judiciary. It will most likely end up with the SCOTUS, along with the Arizona law for a final decision.

    These are small steps, but promising ones. We really need others to follow suit, and I think quite a few states have similar laws in the pipeline coming up over the next few months.
     
  10. Highlander

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    And no longer can Arizona be singled-out as a "xenophobic", "racist", "hateful", or even "redneck" state by the Cultural Marxist Caste MSM clowns. Now these clowns will have to fight at least on two fronts, with more states to come.

    The SCOTUS has already recently ruled part of Arizona's law Constitutional, hopefully they'll rule the same way on the rest of it, although I'm not as confident they will. It's also good that Arizonans know they aren't alone on this issue...that they have the support of the majority of people in the U.S., and now, officially, the state of Alabama.

    I'm just wondering who will be picked as the next "lone assassin" and who will be the relatively high-profile target in Alabama.


    Edited by: Highlander
     

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