On Thursday, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed an immigration measure described as the toughest in the nation. The new law makes it illegal for illegals to receive any state or local public benefit.
-Rush Limbaugh’s morning update-
Remember the other day in a post I did last week, about Georgia and their new immigration control law? Well, they are now, not the last. Alabama is now in the house, with the newest, toughest illegal immigration law yet. And this one is good.
From the Politico on 06/10, came this article about what the new law is about:
Alabama’s Immigration Crackdown
by Jennifer Epstein
Alabama’s Republican governor has signed an anti-illegal-immigration bill into law that’s being heralded and derided as the toughest crackdown in the nation.
The legislation signed by Gov. Robert Bentley on Thursday includes provisions similar to those of Arizona’s controversial laws – requiring police to ask for documentation from people they stop and penalizing businesses that knowingly employ illegal immigrants – but the Alabama measure also requires public schools to determine the citizenship status of its students.
“We have a real problem with illegal immigration in this country,” Bentley said at the bill signing. “I campaigned for the toughest immigration laws, and I’m proud of the legislature for working tirelessly to create the strongest immigration bill in the country.”
The law is set to take effect on Sept. 1, but opponents are already preparing to mount legal challenges. “It is clearly unconstitutional. It’s mean-spirited, racist, and we think a court will enjoin it,” said Mary Bauer, legal director for the Southern Poverty Law Center, The Associated Press reported.
Though Arizona’a legislature has led the way for several years on passing bills aimed at combating illegal immigration, there’s been a burst of activity across the country this year.
In May, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, signed into law a bill modeled on ones in Arizona and Utah, which includes provisions allowing police to ask for documentation and requiring businesses to check the immigration status of their employees. Last week, several civil rights groups including the American Civil Liberties Union and the SPLC came together to file suit against the Georgia law. Without a court injunction, most provisions are set to take effect on July 1.
Now this is going to be great. The ACLU has already gotten into the fray with a law suit to try to make the courts say this law is unconstitutional. Notice how they are mercury quick to respond when it is a minority involved but frozen molasses slow when it involves a white person or someone who isn’t considered black or illegal?
I have watched this kind of behavior out of the ACLU for years now, so this suit against Alabama doesn’t surprise me one bit. I would have been surprised if they didn’t do anything.
But here is what the law will do. Under this law, illegals cannot get any state benefits, which is the way it should be in the first place. Hooray for Alabama! The law also outlaws illegals from attending or enrolling in Colleges. They will be able to attend elementary and secondary schools, but in those schools, they will be required to show which students are illegal – and the schools will have to submit an annual report to the state education board. Again, I say hoorah.
But, that is not all. The law also does not allow the harboring or transporting of illegals. It makes it illegal to rent property to them. And it will go after companies who knowingly hire illegals with a section in the law that makes it so law enforcement can go after them.
But still, that is not all. Alabama makes it a “discriminatory practice” for a business to either fire or not hire a legal resident when that business has an illegal on its payroll.
You think that is all? There is more. The new law requires police to make a “reasonable attempt” to find out a person’s immigration and citizenship status in the course of a lawful “stop, detention, or arrest”, if they reasonably suspect the person could be illegal.
But still, that is not all. Next year, every business in the state will have to verify employees’ immigration status using the federal E-verify program. And on top of that, the law also makes it a criminal offense to deal in “false identification documents.”
So, because of this law, the ACLU is now gearing up for their next silly lawsuit, going against the Constitution of the United States, by trying to outlaw this new law, but only because it goes against what the ACLU and the left thinks is a strong voting block for them…..The illegals.
But this law says nothing that is wrong. Only citizens of this country should be allowed all the things that this law is trying to stop with people that are here illegally. What is so wrong with that? Hmmm? I say nothing. And the founding fathers would agree. This country was founded as a nation of laws, not a nation of lawlessness, like the left in this country wish it to be.
It is like Rush said. Move over, Arizona. Alabama is in the house – big time!
May God bless our efforts to help get America back, and put God back into our country.
God, Bless America. Bless Americans. And Bless us to start using more common sense.