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Alabama’s Tough Immigration Law Put On One-Month Hold

August 29, 2011 by  

Alabama’s Tough Immigration Law Put On One-Month Hold

U.S. District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn in Birmingham, Ala., issued a two-page order on Monday barring enforcement of the State’s embattled immigration law for at least one month.

According to The Huntsville Times, the judge decided more time was necessary to determine whether parts or all of the provisions in the far-reaching law are Constitutional. Alabama’s Catholic, Episcopal and United Methodist churches have joined an array of civil rights groups to file suit to block the law, which offers a host of criminal and civil penalties for illegal aliens and for any citizens who harbor, transport, rent to, employ or enter contracts with them.

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has consistently endorsed the law, which was passed by the Alabama Legislature this spring and has been touted as the “strongest immigration law in the country.”

The Governor, Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn) and Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh (R-Anniston) all said that given the merits of the case, they were interested in seeing how the judge would rule.

“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. I will continue to fight at every turn to defend this law against any and all challenges,” said Bentley in a Monday press release.

 

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Stan Smith

    {Alabama’s Catholic, Episcopal and United Methodist churches have joined an array of civil rights groups to file suit to block the law,} These Churches need to lose their tax exempt and start paying taxes, I guess these churches don’t know what trespass means didn’t churches have on their sermons thou shall not trespass?? I’m not a religious person! The states need to tell the Feds FU! A-Holes Even states have tougher Fair housing laws than Feds, So why not let states have tougher Immigration Laws than Feds! Other countries have far more tougher Immigration Laws than US when cracking down on Illegals and Visa holders who over stay their visas!

  • David M

    The Constitution declares all states must fight any and all federal goverment control over ones state. The federal goverment has grown so large and control so much of our states and our lives they don’t realize how big and evil they are. It is illegal to help any one commit a crime and the law is that no one can live in this country illegally. The federal goverment and president are comitting crimes every day by not upholding and protecting our constitutional rights and performing there constitutional duty to uphold the law. We as a people must stop them, to long we all have looked away, and because of this our nation is in total chaos.

  • s c

    Depriving churches of their tax exempt status is a topic in itself. What this article tells me is that the Catholic, Episcopal and United Methodist church influence in Alabama is negative and is steeped in social engineering and liberation theology. Take a closer look at their church ‘leaders.’ I guarantee you’ll find a bunch of misguided kooks who got their “gospel” from bubble-headed space cadets who have too much free time on their hands.
    Individual states have the right to protect themselves from the government’s unending stupidity and incompetence. If the churches want to band together and take a stand on a topic that is already compromised, then assume that some folks who should be community leaders have confused their function with that of Chicago-style ‘organizers.’
    And, please spare us the ‘this is what Christ would do’ oral flotsam. Christ had no use for politics 2,000 years ago, and He wouldn’t have any use for politics NOW.

  • http://personalliberty.com fedup

    This illegal immigration issue has gotten so out of control that it can’t be reversed. It is hard for me to imagine how anyone can justify letting all of these illegals have amnesty. Why then do we put people in jail for any other crimes? Why not just open the doors of all jails and prisons and give those people amnesty too? By the way, that was just sarcasm. I can only imagine all the libtards actually agreeing with that idea, just think of all those votes….

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