Some Alabama Boards Not Following Immigration Law

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Some state regulatory boards aren't abiding by a requirement in Alabama's new immigration law that they check the legal residency of people getting licenses to do business in the state.

The state Examiners of Public Accounts issued reports saying the Alabama Home Builders Licensure Board and the Alabama Manufactured
Housing Commission have "not taken action to comply with state law that requires its licensees to be either United States citizens or lawfully present in the United States."

Officials with both boards said they held off because of legal challenges over the law and because the legislature was working on
changes to the law. Both say they plan to implement the law now.


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  • by bearhunter on Jun 29, 2012 at 11:20 AM
    Maybe they should fine them $25000 a day until they comply. A couple of days of that and they would be eager to comply with the law.
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      by planet earth on Jun 30, 2012 at 12:16 PM in reply to bearhunter
      only if we are going to fine the states that michelle bachman sent a letter to urging them not to comply with the health care law.
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