DOJ sues Alabama over immigration law

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Posted: Aug 02, 2011 9:18 AM
DOJ sues Alabama over immigration law

Arguing that the federal government sets immigration policy, the Justice Department has filed a lawsuit to stop Alabama’s toughest-in-the-nation law before it takes effect on Sept. 1.

The lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court in Birmingham, is the third major legal challenge to the Alabama law, which would, among other things, make it illegal for undocumented immigrants to apply for work, require law enforcement to determine the legal status of people they arrest, transport or “conceal” undocumented people in the state, and force public schools to determine the citizenship status of their students.

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