DOJ Can't Block Ala. Immigrant Worker Law

Law360, New York (October 5, 2011, 10:38 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday lost a bid to stop Alabama from enforcing portions of a law making it a crime for an illegal immigrant to apply for or perform work pending appeal of a federal judge's decision last week to uphold several key parts of the law.

U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Blackburn said the U.S. had failed to show that such an “extraordinary remedy” is necessary to protect the public interest while the Eleventh Circuit considers the appeal.

“Alabama has an interest...
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