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Alabama immigration law on mobile homes blocked by judge

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a part of Alabama‘s tough new immigration law that requires residents to show proof of citizenship when registering mobile homes with the state. US district judge Myron Thompson of the Middle District of Alabama wrote in a 108-page opinion that the law leaves illegal immigrants “between a rock and […]

Alabama red-faced as second foreign car boss held under immigration law

To arrest one foreign car-making executive under Alabama‘s new tough immigration laws may be regarded as a misfortune; to arrest a second looks like carelessness. A judge has acted to put a Japanese employee of Honda Motor Company out of his misery by dismissing immigration charges against him, three days after he was booked under […]

Alabama immigration law supporters claim victory over detention ruling

Supporters of Alabama‘s new immigration law claimed a partial victory on Friday when a federal appeals court upheld a provision that allows police to detain immigrants who are suspected of being in the country illegally. In a temporary ruling, the 11th US circuit court of appeals blocked parts the new law which requires schools to […]

US politics live blog: Herman Cain surges, Alabama ‘sickout’, primary calendar chaos

3.11pm: A genius move by the governor of Alabama. Having introduced crushing legislation targeting undocumented aliens – and anyone who looks like them, just in case – now it turns out so many workers have left the state that … well, it’s hurting business because no-one wants to do all those exciting low-paid jobs. Mobile’s […]

Alabama parents prepare for the worst: separation from their kids

Hundreds of parents in Alabama who fear being rounded up at any time and jailed or deported under the state’s draconian new immigration law are making legal arrangements to have their children placed in the care of relatives or friends. Lawyers working with Hispanic communities throughout Alabama report a huge surge in recent days in […]

U.S. asks court to block Alabama immigration law

Washington (CNN) — The Obama administration has asked a federal appeals court to block a tough new immigration law in Alabama from going into effect, saying it “invites discrimination against many foreign-born citizens and lawfully present aliens.” The emergency motion from the Justice Department was filed Friday, and asks the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit U.S. Court […]

Alabama immigration law: new appeal to block most draconian measures

Civil rights and immigrant support groups have filed an appeal against a federal judge’s refusal to block key parts of Alabama‘s tough new immigration law, regarded as the most draconian in the country. The groups, along with the US justice department and church leaders, had filed three separate challenges to the law, which critics argue […]