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HB56 Back in the Shop

Demonstrators protest Alabama’s immigration law during Gov. Robert Bentley’s State of the State address at the Capitol on Feb. 7.

Demonstrators protest Alabama’s immigration law during Gov. Robert Bentley’s State of the State address at the Capitol on Feb. 7.

AP Photo/Dave Martin

While lawmakers try to repair the state’s toughest-in-the-nation immigration law and fend off challenges from federal court rulings, the controversy continues to swirl.
Union and civil rights leaders have taken their challenge to the United Nations. Religious and civil rights groups continue their protests in Montgomery.

While legislative leaders say the new bill fixes problems with the old one and say that opponents just don’t care about illegal immigration, protestors say that one “mean-spirited bill” can’t fix another.

Meanwhile, most state businesses missed the April 1 deadline for signing up with the federal E-Verify program.

Also, the case of an Infosys employee who claimed his Huntsville employer was skirting immigration laws by bringing in workers from India without proper credentials, will be in court this summer.

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