Alabama lawmakers approve immigration crackdown
Yesterday evening, the passed an Arizona-like crackdown on illegal immigration on Tuesday by 73 votes to 28. The measure would give state and local police broad powers to check the immigration status of people detained on other charges. It also would require businesses in the state to run checks on new employees through a federal computer database, and use a state verification program to deny public services to illegal immigrants. This bill was proposed in an effort to prevent from becoming a sanctuary state for illegal immigrants and now will go to the for a vote.