Alabama’s H.B. 56, signed into law on June 9, 2011, is the nation’s harshest anti-immigrant law. The bill makes it a crime to be without status, requires law enforcement to check the papers of anyone they suspect of being undocumented, mandates that public schools check the legal status of their students, abrogates any contract made with an undocumented immigrant, and makes it a felony for undocumented immigrants to contract with a government entity (even for a service as fundamental as water connection).
CAP’s Immigration team has put together a list of 100 reasons—from endangering all Alabamans’ health and safety to undermining the rule of law and economic growth—why this law is becoming a train wreck for the state in every way imaginable.
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