Alabama Governor Robert Bentley says when it comes to the state's tough new immigration law, they're doing what the federal government won't.
Monday, the Obama administration filed a lawsuit against the state law, saying it conflicts with federal law and undermines federal immigration priorities.
The justice department says a state cannot set its own immigration policy and can't pass laws conflicting with federal immigration laws.
Governor Bentley says the federal government can not tell state government that it can't pass a law. He says the purpose of the bill is to increase the enforcement of federal laws.
"There's nothing in the bill that criminalizes the evangelism and humanitarian acts. There's nothing in the bill that does that. That's not the purpose of this bill."
Governor Bentley went on to say Alabama's law is constitutional.
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