Revised Ala. Immigration Law Goes to Governor

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The Alabama House has reluctantly accepted a stripped-down version of changes to the state's immigration law, sending them to the governor.

The Senate earlier on Wednesday to change the bill tweaking the immigration law, removing many provisions put in there by the House. Those include a provision specifying that the law would not hamper religious groups that work with immigrants.

Many Representatives say they feel the Senate version is weaker than the one they passed previously.

The changes allow the use of a military ID to prove citizenship and require the Department of Homeland Security to publish quarterly the names of illegal immigrants who go before court for violating state law.

Earlier in the day seven demonstrators protesting the law were arrested for trying to block the entrances to both chambers.

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