Alabama Immigration Law Temporarily Suspended

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The law was scheduled to go into effect Thursday, Sept. 1, and State officials had argued that the legislation would help Alabama and would not violate civil rights.A Federal judge has blocked the enforcement of an Alabama immigration law as a temporary measure to prevent law enforcement officials from carrying out the legislation, according to CNN.

The law was scheduled to go into effect Thursday. State officials had argued that the legislation would help Alabama and would not violate civil rights, the news outlet reported.

“I look forward to the judge ruling on the merits. We have long needed a tough law against illegal immigration in this State, and we now have one,” Governor Robert Bentley said in a statement. “I will continue to fight at every turn to defend this law against any and all challenges.”

Though the legislation was struck down temporarily by the Federal judge, the State has no intention of giving up. Officials from Alabama have noted that the law is designed to give law enforcement officials more power to check the legal status of residents, The Washington Times reported.

 

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