Rep. Micky Hammon Says Immigration Ruling Upholds Key Parts Of Immigration Law

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Press release issued by State Rep. Micky Hammon:

MONTGOMERY- House Majority Leader Micky Hammon (R – Decatur), who sponsored and passed Alabama’s toughest-in-the-nation illegal immigration statute, released the following statement on Monday in response to an 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that affirmed important enforcement provisions and lifted an injunction so officials may now ask for proof of legal status from those applying for a variety of government-issued documents and licenses:

“I am pleased that the 11th Circuit upheld the strong enforcement provisions of Alabama’s illegal immigration statute.  The ruling ensures that law enforcement personnel will be allowed to identify, detain and deal with those they suspect are living in Alabama illegally.  In addition, the court said we may request those applying for business licenses, vehicle tags, drivers’ licenses and similar government documents to prove their legal status.    With today’s ruling, Alabama’s immigration law remains the toughest in the country, and that is a fact that should make all law-abiding citizens of our state proud.”