Alabama legislature passes Arizona-style immigration law

[JURIST] The Alabama Senate and House of Representatives [official websites] on Thursday approved a bill [HB 56 text; materials] expanding restrictions on undocumented immigrants. The House voted 67-29 and the Senate voted 25-7 to pass the bill that includes measures comparable to those passed in Arizona [JURIST report] last year. The bill permits police officers to detain a person stopped for a traffic violation if the officer has "reasonable suspicion" the person is in the country illegally. The officer must…

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