Alabama Immigration Law Delayed

    Students sit in the gym at Crossville Elmentary School in Crossville, Ala., on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011. Despite being in an almost all-white town, the school's enrollment is about 65 percent Hispanic. Both English- and Spanish-speaking residents say they are awaiting the outcome of a federal court hearing on Alabama's new law cracking down on illegal immigration. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

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    Looks as though unemployed Alabamians will be without jobs for longer, and illegal workers will still get paid. At least, that’s what supporters of the illegal-immigration law HB56 may think after a federal judge blocked the controversial law from going into effect. HB56, one of the strictest measures against illegal residents, stops citizens from renting to them, transporting them, or giving them a place to stay. The measure even makes public schools check the paperwork of students. The law was blocked because the judge needs to “address the numerous challenges” the law presents—primarily by taking the authority over immigration out of the federal government’s hands.

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