Alabama (“Show me your papers” state) arrests "wrong" immigrant. Oops.

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    Ala. city drops immigration law case against Mercedes-Benz exec arrested under new crackdown - The Washington Post

    Republicans who support the immigration law say it will help create jobs for legal Alabama residents by driving away illegal immigrants, but some business leaders and critics of the law contend similar arrests could hurt economic development in the state by making it a less-attractive location for foreign companies.

    After Alabama Arrests Mercedes Executive, St. Louis Paper Tries To Poach Mercedes Plant For Missouri | ThinkProgress

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch proposed a plan for Mercedes-Benz’s SUV plant in Alabama after one of the automaker’s German managers, Detlev Hager, was arrested under Alabama’s draconian immigration law — move the factory to Missouri instead.

    Some business leaders are worried that the extreme immigration law will scare away foreign investors; by 2014, Mercedes will have invested $4 billion in Alabama after opening its first U.S. factory in the state in 1993. And with about 2,800 people employed by Mercedes in Alabama, losing the investment would compound the economic damage the immigration law is already causing in Alabama.

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    Didn't we just go through this with Georgia and their losing possibly a billion dollars?

    Doncha get tired of Republicans and their "unintended consequences"? This is why being "anti education" is bad. "Consequences" don't matter. It doesn't "occur" to them.

    You can't go after everyone with an accent and try to attract foreign business at the same time without "thought" and "study", two things Republicans find "abhorrent". They need neither, because they have a "gut feeling" and "common sense".
     
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    Ala-fucking-bama.

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    Now Democrats want to talk about unintended consequences? LOL!
     
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    The tough immigration laws in Arizona and Alabama are going to hurt their economies.

    Ha, ha,...
     
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    Hummm so one can't say this law is all about racial profiling, eh? Or should we allow someone to drive around without license plate on their car and a drivers licence and break the law?

    Ala. Immigration Law Back In Spotlight After Mercedes-Benz Exec Is Arrested : The Two-Way : NPR
     
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    You think they are going to move their plant because a newspaper from another state wrote a story?
     
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    Well at least he wasn't brown... right?
     
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    Probably not. But it could damage the chances for new business that might have thought about moving there.
     
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    So what you are saying is the cop should have looked the other way when he noted someone driving down the road without a licence plate and then when he found he did not have a drivers licence that cop should have just let him go because he worked for Mercedes?
     
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    Move the plant to Mexico.
     

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