Saturday, November 16, 2019

Two Additional Parts of Alabama’s Anti-Immigration Law Blocked by Federal Court

A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked two additional portions of Alabama’s controversial anti-immigration law.

As previously reported on La Plaza, the state of Alabama is facing a legal challenge by the Obama administration over its anti-immigrant law, considered to be the harshest immigration law in the country, requiring law enforcement officials to question the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being in the country illegally.

The order, issued by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, states that courts may not enforce contracts involving undocumented immigrants. Specifically, a contract that makes it a felony for undocumented immigrants to do business with the state.

Alabama’s HB56 has cost the state’s economy up to $11 billion, as previously reported on La Plaza.

Although both the Federal Government and a coalition of activist groups have appealed to the 11th Circuit Court against the anti-immigration law, the court it will not completely overturn the law until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a federal challenge to a similar law in Arizona.

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