Move Over, Arizona: This Is Alabama

Alabama passes the toughest immigration law in America

Alabama

My naive faith in the Republican Party to pass immigration reform last year wasn’t entirely misplaced.

Alabama has passed and signed into law the toughest immigration law in the nation. The new Alabama immigration package goes far beyond Arizona’s SB 1070.

(1) The new law includes an SB 1070 copycat law that allows Alabama police officers to check immigration status on the basis of “reasonable suspicion” in stops and arrests.

The “stop” provision is critical because this has been conveniently dropped in many other states. In Alabama, a police officer will be able to check immigration status in routine traffic stops for crimes like speeding or running a red light, not just when an arrest is made or when the illegal is booked into a jail.

(2) It includes a strong E-Verify bill that requires every employer in Alabama, not just the state government and state contractors, to verify the immigration status of workers.

(3) It is now a crime in Alabama for landlords to lease housing to illegal aliens.

(4) Public schools will be required to ascertain the immigration status of children. They are now required to report how much it costs taxpayers to educate the children of illegal aliens in Alabama.

(5) It is now a crime to transport or harbor illegal aliens in Alabama. If you give a ride to an illegal alien, you can go to jail in Alabama.

(6) It is now a crime to solicit or hire day laborers in Alabama.

(7) Illegal aliens are completely banned from attending state colleges like Auburn or Alabama, not simply denied in-state tuition.

(8) In order to vote in Alabama elections, you now have to pass a citizenship check of your birth certificate.

(9) It is now “discriminatory” to fire a legal employee if an illegal alien is on the payroll.

(10) It voids all contracts between illegal aliens and people in Alabama who know they are illegal aliens.

The SPLC is calling the new law, “mean-spirited, racist, unconstitutional, and it is going to be costly,” a ringing endorsement if there ever was one! No one who was born and raised here asked Mark Potok and Heidi Beirich for their opinion.

More opinion leaders have since weighed in on the good news:

“This draconian initiative is so oppressive, even Bull Connor would be impressed,” said Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

“It is a slap in the face to those who have fought long and hard to move this state forward in the struggle for civil rights,” said Isabel Rubio, executive director of the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama.

“It turns Alabama into a police state where anyone could be required to show their citizenship papers,” said Cecillia Wang, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Immigrant Rights Project.

“It is a radical departure from the concepts of fairness and equal treatment under the law,” said Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum. “It makes it a crime, quite literally, to give immigrants a ride without checking their legal status.”

The ACLU and SPLC and other “civil rights organizations” will be filing a lawsuit to block our new immigration law. They have already done this in Georgia which sided with Arizona about a month ago.

Eric “My People” Holder’s Justice Department will probably also sue to block the law in federal court. This is setting up a win-win situation for us.

The law will either survive court challenges, go into effect, and set a new precedent that will enable other states to pass similar laws which drive out illegal aliens or the popular new reform will be struck down in federal court and will further polarize White public opinion against the federal government, the Democratic Party, and “civil rights organizations” like the SPLC which are already detested here.

You could say that Alabama has won the national championship of immigration reform. This is a good day for Alabama and I will be setting aside some time this weekend to celebrate this momentous victory for our state.

Free drinks tonight at the OD bar.



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23 Comments on "Move Over, Arizona: This Is Alabama"

  1. Postal Rebel | June 10, 2011 at 9:27 pm |

    Awesome news! Hopefully this will survive any court challenges and be implemented soon.

    Way to go Alabama!

  2. Hats off to you, Alabama!

  3. If Ms Rubio, Ms Wang, and Ms Noorani are opposed, it is probably a good thing. We don’t need the approval of foreigners.

  4. I hope Ms. Ruio, Wang and Noorani will remember,
    A Southern Man don’t need them around anyhow!!

  5. Congrats Hunter, enjoy the moment, it is well deserved 🙂

  6. That’s great news.

    Yet Hispanics are only 3% of Alabama’s population, there goes your proximity theory.

  7. Mark: A little Hispanic goes a long way. 3% is waaay too much. Watch them double that in five years.

  8. Nice one.

  9. Anything above 0% is too much, but what I said is still true.

  10. Otis the Sweaty | June 11, 2011 at 11:01 am |

    The law is certain to be shot down in the initial hearing but the interesting thing will be what happens when it goes to the circuit court. AZ is in the 9th circuit so it was a forgone conclusion that the law wasn’t going anywhere until SB 1070 gets to the Supreme Court (and who knows how long that will be).

    I think there is a real good chance of this law being upheld in whatever circuit court Alabama is in. This also takes major heat off of AZ and restarts momentum against illegals.

    One thing that has dissapointed me is that the Left hasn’t really reacted to this very much. They were furious over the AZ law but seem indifferent to this one even though it goes much further.

  11. The Jew who twittered the lewd pictures was taking a lot of oxygen out of the room the day the law was signed. The media and the Left will get around to the demonizing soon enough, I’m sure.

  12. So now Alabama has similar immigration laws to the countries of Mexico and Israel. The people who support this law should point this out over and over and over again. Alabama now has similar immigration laws to Israel and Mexico. The lawmakers who supported this law should be mentioning this. This should be pointed out to the good people of Alabama.

    Hey, people of Alabama, did you know that your new immigration law is similar to the immigration laws of Israel and Mexico? I would like to remind all of the Christian Zionists in Alabama that if Israel(God’s chosen country) has this type of immigration law, it MUST be right. So, if anyone opposes Alabama’s news immigration law, that person MUST be anti-semitic. Because if someone is criticising Alabama’s immigration laws, then they are against Israel’s immigration laws.

    Hunter, please point this out to your fellow southerners. Alabama now has immigration laws that are very similar to the countries of Israel and Mexico. If any jewish or mexican groups complain, remind them of Israel and Mexico’s immigration laws.

  13. Otis the Sweaty | June 11, 2011 at 8:08 pm |

    Alabama now has similar immigration laws to Israel and Mexico.

    Actually that’s a mistake because the left think that non white countries restricting immigration is okay so that argument won’t go very far with them. Regular middle Americans support getting rid of illegals already so they are unlikely to care about Mexican and Israeli immigration policy.

  14. Otis the Sweaty: Forcing leftists to admit that they think it’s OK for Israel and Mexico to limit immigration is worth doing. Where would they be without their lies?

  15. “One thing that has dissapointed me is that the Left hasn’t really reacted to this very much. They were furious over the AZ law but seem indifferent to this one even though it goes much further.”

    When a new thing comes out it makes sense for them to swarm and try to shut it down. However if that fails and other people start to copy then it makes more sense to shut down the publicity. The last thing they want on the news is something that looks like an ongoing narrative of states gradually tightening their immigration laws.

  16. “Liberalism” is run for lack of a better term like a ponzi scheme, always needing something new while the old and the failed are quietly shunted aside and then left forgotten by the shield of political correctness.

    But thank god for reality, liberals have now created so many pissed off losers that the winners are so outnumbered that a super computer would be needed to calculate the ratio.
    We “losers” have one advantage over the “winners”, the winners have become batshit crazy. An example of the winners being Weiner and his apologists from his little tribe of penis art collectors (tribe) and the banksters led by Bernanke.

    I’m not even sure that the respectable conservatives can save this establishment, though they will try.

  17. Liberty's Lady | June 12, 2011 at 4:19 pm |

    Good for AL, however, it remains to be seen if it will actually be enforced. Our county was first in the nation to try and enact some tough policies to help with our burgeoning illegal alien problem, which had wide and deep support with citizens.

    However, our police chief , a latent liberal, refuses to enforce the laws and it has been a struggle every since to get rid of him.

    Hats off to AL, though. It’s a good beginning. I recently had a chance to meet a gentlemen from Birmingham at a dinner party. It was upsetting to hear how much time and effort his family spends to isolate their children and ensure they have a quality education and safe extra-curricular opportunities, including buying property in the mountains in another, more northern, southern state, where his wife and children spend their summers to avoid roving gangs of blacks that seem to appear everywhere as soon as the weather gets warm.

  18. Thank you for giving me a reason to begin respecting Alabama after all these years.
    Fight back or be conquered by the Misery Beings and Mexicans-Fleeing-From-Other-Mexicans parasites. Want to know the biggest problem for Mexicans with Mexico? It’s chock-full of undesirable Mexicans and when they flee here, they just bring their genetic deficient burdens plus chronic self-control failures with them.

    The best solution to any problem is to breed for intelligence, strength, cleverness, character, beauty, and morality and to stay home. Good people are always welcome no matter where they go. Violent thieving parasites are never welcome once everyone recognizes them correctly for the repulsive failures that they really are.

  19. Actually that’s a mistake because the left think that non white countries restricting immigration is okay so that argument won’t go very far with them. Regular middle Americans support getting rid of illegals already so they are unlikely to care about Mexican and Israeli immigration policy.

    Otis, your logic is so bad I have to suspect your motives. Sorry if that’s barking up the wrong tree, but there it is.

    It’s a profoundly good idea to link White Zion with Jew Zion and every other Zion. It’s the thin edge of the wedge, in fact. That this isn’t instinctively, viscerally apparent to you doesn’t bode well for your understanding of the situation, at the least.

  20. Brittanicus | June 13, 2011 at 11:43 pm |

    WE THE PEOPLE.

    AMNESTY or as the Pro-illegal immigration groups prefer to label it–Immigration Reform. The truth is not ever going to happen? The 1986 IRCA was a utter calamity and costly for taxpayers. The 1986 (IRCA) Immigration Control and Reform Act that was a mass amnesty, which became the prime deception, played on the American taxpayer of all time. Because of despicably fraud and supreme neglect, the 2 million farmer’s laborers and other illegal workers who were provided a legal course to citizenship, that ultimately turned into 6 million. Even inexplicable those people, who received this pardon, vanished from their usual places of employment and turned up in the job force around the country that Americans citizens had to compete with. Future wise, Congress proposed the I-9 Form (Employment Eligibility Verification Form.) to ensure that all employees presented documentary proof of their legal eligibility, to accept employment in the United States. If the employee has a hiring issue, and chooses to contest an irregularity notice, the employer prints out the “Referral Letter” from the E-Verify program.

    The letter contains information about resolving the problem, as well as the contact information for the (SSA) Social security Administration) or (USCIS) US Citizenship and Immigration Service, depending on which bureau was the source of the non-authorization to resolve the problem? As constantly the open border zealots, US Chamber of Commerce, ACLU and a radical mix of anti American organizations, have used the Liberal Press as a fulcrum to regrettably try to suppress the implementation of E-Verify. Are we not in the poorhouse with China, as it is? But this is no firm binder, because millions more people will strive to reach here, before that ominous Using the media these groups have also brought pressure on the administration not to espouse the Secure Communities law, which identifies criminal aliens through fingerprints by informing ICE. Then Subsequently E-Verify that is increasingly more popular each day by business owners. They are now cautiously aware that an I-9 audit puts their business license in jeopardy, as upheld by the Supreme Court.

    NOW THE RUSH HAS BEGAN TO DEFEND CITIZENS AND LEGAL RESIDENTS AGAINST THE ILLEGAL ALIEN INVASION. FIRST ARIZONA, NOW ALABAMA, GEORGIA AND SOON MANY MORE STATES WILL FOLLOW. E-VERIFY IS THE LAW OF THE LAND AND THOUSANDS OF FOREIGNERS NOT WANTING BE CONFRONTED THESE LAWS, WILL HEAD FOR THOSE STATES THAT HAVE BEEN KIDNAPPED BY THE LEFTIST PROGRESSIVES OF OPEN BORDERS AGENDA’S.

    As with the 1986 (IRCA) bill those who advocate against the laws are profiteers for more wealth, or to accumulate more votes or just to prepare America (according to the WikiLeaks group founder Julian Assange in secret documents) for merging with some kind of traitorous program, with Canada and Mexico with one currency. This stealth agenda was collusion between the Canadian and American Ambassadors.

    The other side of the aisle on the corrupt Washington beltway, says we cannot afford to enforce immigration laws? Then my question we had better figure someway, for as the law stands we are just encouraging more illegal newcomers? So the second question, when does this invasion end, when does the lawmakers install laws, that make it impossible to stop this travesty? Are we just going to leave the doors open and hope for the best? All we are encouraging is even more poverty and distressed people, that taxpayers have to bear the full fiscal impact? Ten years from now, population numbers will be skyrocketing and the only winners are the profit-takers.

    Whether we are coming out this miserable recession or not, we cannot afford any immigration amnesty. The first Amnesty in 1986 Ronald Reagan’s term of office, cost–$76 BILLION DOLLARS–by the time it was fulfilled. In today money it’s expected to cost $2.6 TRILLION DOLLARS as stated the Heritage Foundation. So taxpayers would be expected to cover that bill, lending most of it from China again? Are we not in the poorhouse with China, as it is? But this is no firm binder, because millions more people will strive to reach here, before that ominous inauguration day of a new Immigration Reform bill. If Congress is unable to cut spending in this recent of 14 .5 Trillion dollars US Treasury deficit, can anybody in the right frame of mind, tell us where we intend to get another $2.5 trillion dollars, to subsidize those illegal immigrants already living here? These dollars are inconceivable and even if there was another. It’s outrageous that Washington politicians would expect to bleed even more money from traumatic Taxpayers, when we are confronted by rejuvenating two nations abroad, in millions of dollars a day.

    Amnesty, it will only further multitudes of people to come here? Washington legislators come and go, author bills, but are never held accountable for the financial wrecks they leave behind? Only Secure Communities, E-Verify can mitigate some of the pressure that will make foreign nationals think twice before crossing the border, or entering America by other means. This isn’t about any particular race, a person’s politics, religion as we are all suffering. It’s not even about the legal Hispanic population, as they are under the same pain of finding a job, stagnant wages and some type of exploitation. We are all the same boat and without stringent restrictions on immigration and its costs, that boat is heading towards rough waters and could easily sink. The TEA PARTY will slow down this process by confronting Washington aggressively on birthright citizenship to rescind it, which will sever the bond of 300.000 babies from foreign nation getting instant citizenship; cutting down on the annual monolithic cost to subsidize these offspring and families.

    It will also bring to a halt, which it attributed to this wrongly conferred law, saving taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars a year? The TEA PARTY will examine these unfair taxes placed on Americans, by Liberal oriented courts, to appoint obligations to educate, provide health care that comes with the never ending tide of illegal aliens skirting our laws. The TEA PARTY will created bills to up the penalty, for entering America as a felony. This should have been the law of the land, decades ago? Personally, it has always translated to prove there was no serious intention to enforce these laws. It’s in the vein of a conspirator’s reason, why the Southern border fences completion remains a fiasco. The Tea Party will enforce the 1986 (IRCA) law as was planned, with no complicity of government agencies to stifle those laws, such as the business influence.

    The TEA PARTY in 2012 will remove the Liberal influence and even have the empowerment to construct the real border fence, and mandating with no exemptions E-Verify and Secure Communities and indefinitely remove Sanctuary Cities nationwide. As the Tea Party grows against the powerful influences in Washington, these Representatives like TEA PARTY Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota will retire those pro-illegal immigrant politicians, Governors, mayors and all those who have adversely affected strong laws that have been introduced. The American People should not be forced by law, to pay for the impoverished people that trespass into America from other countries.

    We can aid our fellow legal workers out, by taking immigration one step towards generic “Citizens Arrest. We cannot apprehend a suspicious individual, as it could lead to legal action. But we have the opportunity to join other “Whistle blowers” to inform ICE or local police as irregularities stand out. Not speaking reasonable English is a dead give-away, specifically in factory environment and if somebody has an accident through not comprehending a warning notice.

    The time is ripe to contact their federal and State Representatives to insist they enact mandatory E-Verify, Secure Communities for every State, at the Senate—202-224–3121/ House—202-225–3121.

  21. If all people were such KKK asses like the Gov’ner of Alabama we would still have slavery in the south. I AM American, I was born Here and I am still discriminated against how is this law going to make thing better. I will tell you what the first time I get pulled over for the color of my Skin I WILL SUE…..

  22. Clytemnestra | June 19, 2011 at 2:06 pm |

    Sherry has a point. It is obvious WHO our problem is and she fits the profile. That is why lawmakers need to head this off at the pass and make it standard operating procedure for every one who is stopped to produce proof of citizens. In fact, I would like to see it become federal law that anyone and everyone who is stopped by law enforcement has to provide proof of citizenship. States could make a fortune by issuing wallet-sized birth certificates with current pictures on them, just like drivers licenses.

  23. ConVeterate | June 19, 2011 at 8:36 pm |

    “I will tell you what the first time I get pulled over for the color of my Skin I WILL SUE…..”

    Unfortunately the court will probably give you the win and with it millions in undeserved cash too, as opposed to leaving you stuck with the court costs and missed days of work (assuming you actually work)

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