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 al.com.
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.