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FINAL WORD Court: No Immigration Checks in School Dave Martin / AP Photo

Court: No Immigration Checks in School

A federal appeals court on Monday struck down part of an Alabama law that allowed schools to check into students’ immigration status but upheld the part of the law that permits police to demand papers from criminal suspects. Alabama is the only state that had passed such a requirement. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the law unfairly signaled out illegal immigrants but upheld the part that allows police in that state and in Georgia to check people they stop for papers—known as the “show me your papers” requirement—and follows a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a similar law in Arizona.

August 21, 2012 7:01 AM