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Ala. House Committee to Start Debate on Immigration Reform Bill

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama legislators will begin the task of reviewing a bill that rewrites Alabama's toughest in the nation immigration law.

The bill by Republican Rep. Micky Hammon of Decatur was introduced last week and will be debated Wednesday morning at a meeting of the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.

The bill was introduced in an attempt to ease some of the concerns that have been raised by religious groups and others to the new immigration law, approved by the Legislature last year.

The committee meeting has been scheduled in the House chamber rather than in the committee's usual meeting room because a large crowd is anticipated.

Rev. Angie Wright, pastor of Beloved Community United Church of Christ in Birmingham, said the rewrite doesn't relieve the concerns of religious leaders.


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