Alabama Settles Immigration Lawsuit

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – Several provisions of the controversial Alabama Immigration law will not be enforced after a lawsuit settlement was reached today with civil rights groups, according to our news partners at

The state said in the settlement that police can not hold someone during a traffic stop solely to check that person’s immigration status.

It was also agreed to that the state will not check the immigration status of public school students, a provision of the law that had already been temporarily blocked by federal courts.

The civil rights group has agreed to dismiss their legal claims in return for these concessions.  A federal judge must approve the settlement for the changes to be finalized.

The state of Alabama agreed to pay $350,000 in attorney fees.


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