Feds Challenge Ala. Immigration Law

Law360, New York (August 1, 2011, 9:49 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government on Monday challenged Alabama's recently-passed immigration law in federal court, saying provisions of the law — which imposes harsh penalties on both illegal immigrants and companies that hire them — will harm federal enforcement of immigration laws.

The suit, brought by the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of itself, the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of State against the state and Gov. Roger J. Bentley, says that H.B. 56 is largely preempted by federal law and seeks to enjoin...
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