Civil Groups Seek Guidance from AG Strange on Immigration Law

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Civil rights groups have asked Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange to provide guidance to law enforcement officers concerning what officers can do to determine the immigration status of people detained in traffic stops.

The legal director for the Southern Poverty Law Center, Mary Bauer, urged Strange in a telephone press conference to explain to officers when they can detain people and for how long in light of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling concerning Arizona's immigration law.

Bauer said representatives of the SPLC, the American Civil Liberties Union and National Immigration Law Center sent a letter Monday to Strange asking him to provide the guidance. She said the groups have received reports of people being stopped indefinitely while police check their immigration status. Strange could not immediately be released for comment.


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  • by Dave Location: Indianapolis,IN on Jul 2, 2012 at 08:07 PM
    THE TEA PARTY WILL NOT COMPROMISE ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. THEY BROKE THE LAW, SO THEY WILL BE DEPORTED. To really make life hash for illegal alien criminals, our spineless Republicans should assume these two bills without fail. Rep. Lamar Smiths bill ‘The Legal Workforce Act’ (H.R. 2885) better known by Americans as E-Verify. Judging by its success as currently a volunteer law, it has become a remarkable electronic program, which detects unauthorized non citizens hired, but then flagged and can only be resolved by stepping into Social Security offices. No illegal alien would dream of doing that, even if they are in possession of procured ID documents? Of course a mainstream Liberal press has carefully tried to demonize the E-Verify business checking Database?
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