Immigration Changes on Agenda for Alabama Senate

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

As the Alabama Legislature's regular session draws to a close, the Senate is expected to take up a
measure to tweak the state's toughest-in-the-nation immigration law.

The House passed the changes April 19. They include clarifying that the law won't prevent religious groups from providing charity to illegal immigrants. They also stop schools from asking for the immigration status of students before they enroll.

Sen. Scott Beason of Gardendale says he hopes to introduce a substitute bill making fewer changes than the House version.

Groups calling for the outright repeal of the immigration law plan multiple protests at the Statehouse throughout the day. They will culminate in a vigil at 7 p.m.


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  • by neighbor on May 19, 2012 at 12:13 PM
    What are we afraid of. If someone is here illegaly send them back where they came from. I have no problem with someone being here as long as they are legal. What is wrong with people proving immigration status. If a person is here and its legal ok. If use all means necessary to send them back where they came from. Quit worrying about offending people and enforce the law. If the federal government would do thier job the states wouldn`t have to make thier own immigration laws.
  • by Bonnie Location: West Central Alabama on May 16, 2012 at 01:02 PM
    No need to comment, US citizens have become powerless. No one cares what we think!
  • by bearhunter on May 16, 2012 at 10:05 AM
    If the protesters get out of line in any way, we should be able to use extreme force including terminal force to shut them up.
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