Alabama Enacts Toughest Immigration Law

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signed on Thursday what’s being described by both supporters and critics as the toughest immigration law in the country. Its harsh provisions surpass even Arizona’s controversial bill, barring illegal immigrants from going to college, applying for work, or renting property. Similar to the Arizona bill, it requires law enforcement officers making stops or arrests to make a “reasonable attempt” to determine a person’s immigration status. The American Civil Liberties Union said it will sue to overturn the new law, which it called “draconian.”