Dec 9, 2011

Immigration Crackdown: Alabama governor, lawmakers to work on immigration changes

The Associated Press: "Alabama's governor said Friday he's working to clarify and simplify Alabama's tough immigration law, which critics say has damaged the state's international reputation and caused hardships for legal residents. Republican Robert Bentley said they want to eliminate unnecessary burdens on legal residents and businesses and protect faith-based services while ensuring that everyone working in Alabama is legal.

The governor didn't offer any specific changes they will consider ... The governor's communications director, Rebekah Mason, said nothing will change regarding the employment of illegal immigrants, including requiring businesses to use the federal E-Verify system to check the legal status of new hires. "Anything beyond that is open for revision," she said." read more

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