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Hubbard Issues Statement On Alabama Immigration Law Ruling

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Press release issued by Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard:

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard today reacted to a ruling from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upholding critical provisions of Alabama’s law cracking down on illegal immigration. Speaker Hubbard released the following statement:

“Once again the real teeth of Alabama’s illegal immigration law have been upheld as constitutional. The Court has again affirmed critical sections authorizing law enforcement to check the legal status of those suspected of being in the country illegally.  It is certainly promising that revisions made this past legislative session resulted in injunctions being lifted on both sections 8 and 30, which restrict illegal aliens from receiving public post-secondary education benefits and doing business with the state. The Legislature will continue to take a look at sections the Court had a problem with to see what revisions might need to be made going forward.

“Overall Alabama continues to have a strict and enforceable illegal immigration law, and that’s not going to change.”