Bentley Signs Illegal Immigration Reform Bill into Law | ABC 32 WNCF TV - News, Weather, Sports - | Montgomery, Alabama | Local News The passage of the Beason-Hammon Act in Alabama is aimed at the key to ridding this country of illegals and all the problems they bring: illegal employment in the US. It sanctions employers who "reasonably should have known" they were hiring an illegal. This goes a long way, but the main problem in this country with dealing with scofflaw employers is something that really gutted the 1986 federal immigration act - a section that said employers have an affirmative duty to determine whether employees were entitled to work in the US was taken out. That gave them in effect a green light to hire anyone they wanted. This needs to be put back into law. The alabama act follows the USSC decision Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting, which held that the Legal Arizona Workers Act that provides for the suspension and/or revocation of the business licenses of Arizona employers who knowingly or intentionally employ unauthorized aliens is not expressly preempted by the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act, the main device used by the obamanistas to try to overturn the arizona law. That was a tremendous victory for those fighting the invasion of this country promoted by leftwingers to ensure their permanent political power.