U.S. Justice Dept.: AL Immigration Law Hurts National Enforcement

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Top Justice Department lawyers say Alabama's new immigration law could actually hamper immigration enforcement rather than being the crackdown that supporters favor.

Two assistant attorneys general are in Birmingham on Monday meeting with business groups and community leaders about the law, which the Obama administration is trying to block.

The Justice Department says immigration enforcement requires cooperation between local and federal officials.

But U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance says there's a risk the law could hurt that effort. She is worried local police may focus on enforcing the state law rather than concentrating illegal immigrants who have committed serious crimes.

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  • by Anonymous on Nov 29, 2011 at 05:54 AM
    Whats really hurting America are the policies of the Obama administration toward everything from the economy to dirty gun deals for Mexican drug dealers. We have No Leadership from Washington Only champaign trips paid for by me and you the tax payers. Then the administration has the nerve to blame congress when the senate leader Reid will always table any bill put forward by the House of Representatives. The Government is a failure at leading our nation except into bank rupture.
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