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Alabama To Enforce Immigration Laws After Ruling

September 30, 2011 by  

A Federal judge ruled that Alabama law enforcement officers can check the immigration status of individuals who they suspect are in the country illegally, The Washington Times reported.

U.S. District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn ruled that Alabama is not explicitly prohibited by Federal law from enacting the provisions of its own immigration law. This means that law enforcement officials are able to check registration papers for immigrants and the State can enact its own penalties for violators.

"Local officials have some inherent authority to assist in the enforcement of Federal immigration law, so long as the local official ‘cooperates’ with the Federal government," Blackburn said in her ruling.

The ruling is expected to be appealed by the President Barack Obama Administration, and leading liberal groups in the country are likely to challenge the law, CBS News reported.

While liberal leaders denounced the verdict, Zan Green and other Tea Party activists noted that the this could bring about the end of illegals receiving benefits from the pockets of Alabama citizens.
 

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  • http://naver samurai

    Hooooorrrrraaaaahhhhh for Alabama. Arizona, Alabama, and now I hope the rest of the Union gets together and does the same thing. Standing up for what is right, enforcing current laws (Making new ones if the old ones aren’t working.), and protecting the average American taxpayer. If they need a lawyer to represent them, they can call the ACLJ. They never lose. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • joe B

      Isn’t funny how our legal system protects the illeagles,What rights do they have none thgeyare her illeglly.For years our government has been changing the rules of citizanship.Years ago the requirments were you had to have a job,a sponser,learn English,swearallegance to our constitution .Know all they are required to do is apply for welfare,foget english,dont worry about sponsership and they have rights and they are not Americans.We are no requrired or they want to make it a requirment we learn a second language as Americans .Bring back the old ways know make being an American an accomplishment not a handout.

  • Stan Smith

    Since the Libs welcomes Lawbreakers with open arms! why don’t you Libs go live in some country Illegally and see how fast you be in prison when you get caught! And why don’t you Libs when visiting some country Legally I dare you back talk to their local Law enforcement when they stop you and ask for your papers Passport/Visas and see how they react when you refuse to comply! Well if you Libs don’t like it too bad! it’s their turf! so we in the US have the same right to do the same thing stopping and asking for your papers to make sure you are here Legally not Illegally!

  • http://deleted Claire

    Sure wish Illinois would get on the ball. But it won’t happen. I55 from St. Louis to Chicago is a corridor for illegals, just like the druggies.

  • Nancy

    Wish California would get some “Ba–s” re: Illegal Immigrants – I am sick of funding free medical care, free food stamps, free college education & putting everything in SPANISH when this is an ENGLISH speaking country and I’m sick of these Mexicans having a MEXICAN FLAG attached to the antenna of their truck & cars. I’ll probably get shot some day because I roll my car windown down & tell them-”Go back to Mexico – this is America and we speak English here & fly “THE AMERICAN FLAG” – go back to Mexico.

  • s c

    How is it possible that we can have someone in the W H who is so indifferent and self-centered that he would invite law-breakers to America? People, the false god in the W H is a LIAR of the first order.
    It is NOT possible to break America’s laws and enforce them at the same time. To Obummer, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution means NOTHING to him. That alone makes him as dangerous as any enemy sworn to overthrow the government.
    Alabama, do what you have to do. People of Illinois, hang your heads in shame. Lincoln once freed a part of America. Because of the lie-loving poser in the W H, America must be freed again.
    What can be said of people who refuse to believe they are becoming slaves. Do you need to see chains to know that you’re wearing them?

  • eyeswideopen

    Looks like the repubs a couple yrs ago, didn’t think illegal immigration should be a felony?
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,191429,00.html

    • s c

      e, never point at someone else when your pants are down around your ankles and your vertical smile is there for all to see. One of your favorite icons [T Kennedy, D-MA] was supposed to be the #1 ‘Dem’ cheerleader for ‘immigration problems’ back in the mid-’70s. Until the day he died, he got absolutely NOWHERE with his “solution.”
      He didn’t have a solution, mac. Your current icon, Obummer, willingly aids and abets criminal illegals who enter America at will. Nice choice of “leaders,” dude. With his line of reasoning, his lack of conscience and utter of leadership skills, it’s no wonder why law-abiding people are abused while illegals are pampered and given status over and above those who live here legally.
      Chum, if you don’t know the difference between right and wrong any better than Obummer, YOU are a part of the problem. You don’t deserve to live here, comrade. Take him with you – SOON.

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