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Alabama Enacts Toughest Immigration Law

AlabamaGov. Robert Bentley signed on Thursday what’s being described byboth supporters and critics as the toughest immigration law in thecountry. Its harsh provisions surpass even Arizona’s controversialbill, barring illegal immigrants from going to college, applying forwork, or renting property. Similar to the Arizona bill, it requireslaw enforcement officers making stops or arrests to make a“reasonable attempt” to determine a person’s immigrationstatus. The American Civil Liberties Union said it will sue tooverturn the new law, which it called “draconian.”