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Civil Rights Groups Challenge Alabama's Strict New Immigration Law

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By Kevin Fayle on July 08, 2011 3:38 PM

A coalition of civil rights organizations has challenged Alabama's new immigration law, alleging that the law violates the U.S. Constitution. The plaintiffs claim that the law, which makes it a crime to be in Alabama without proper immigration documentation, will result in racial profiling, illegal searches and seizures and will deter the children of immigration families from attending public schools. Civil Rights Groups Challenge Alabama's Strict New Immigration Law