Alabama immigration law draws national reaction

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jun 10, 2011 1:46 PM
Alabama immigration law draws national reaction
Alabama was in national headlines yesterday, as Gov. Robert Bentley signed what's being called the nation's toughest immigration law.

Opponents of the new law say it will be costly to enforce, and some civil rights groups have said they plan to challenge the law in court. John Archibald of The Birmingham News is referring to the law as the "Beason Brown People Ban."

From the outside, looking in, many national news figures were quick to criticize the law, which goes into effect Sept. 1.