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Attorney General Eric Holder Is at It Again; Justice Department Seeks To Block Alabam

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According to breaking news reported by the Wall Street Journal, the federal government asked an appeals court Friday to halt the Alabama immigration law, claiming it may encourage discrimination, forces aliens into other adjacent states and could have unhealthy international consequences. Read the text of the Alabama law, H.B. 56, here.

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Court negates part of Alabama immigration law...
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U.S. court: No immigration checks at Alabama schools
14 Oct.`11 - A federal appeals court panel Friday blocked Alabama from requiring undocumented aliens to carry identification and requiring schools to collect information on immigration status.
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the provisions Friday after the U.S. Justice Department and a coalition of groups appealed a U.S. District Court Judge's decision to let most of Alabama's immigration law go into effect last month. The court found that the U.S. Justice Department and coalition — represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the National Immigration Law Center -- had shown their legal challenges to those provisions would succeed and would likely be harmful if they went into effect.

The appeals court denied requests to block provisions that allow law enforcement to detain those they have "reasonable suspicion" of being in the country unlawfully; allow law enforcement to detain those who lack proof of a driver's license; make contracts with undocumented aliens null and void and forbid state and local agencies from entering into contract with the undocumented.

Friday's decision blocks those parts of the law from going forward while plaintiffs appeal U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn's decision on Sept. 28 to allow most parts of the law to go into effect. The opinion was written by U.S. Circuit Judges Rosemary Barkett, Edward Carnes and Frank Hull. Barkett and Hull were appointed by former president Bill Clinton; Carnes was appointed by former president George H.W. Bush. Barket wrote in a partial dissent that she believed the reasonable suspicion and driver's license provisions should have been blocked.

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Ala. immigration law marked by Hispanic school absences
WASHINGTON – A federal judge's decision last week that left Alabama's strict new immigration law largely intact is already having a major impact throughout the state, as hundreds of Hispanic children stayed away from school.
The judge allowed several aspects of the state's anti-illegal immigration law to go into effect, including a provision that requires schools to check the immigration status of students. Federal law requires public schools to provide K-12 education to illegal immigrants, but the Alabama law requires that schools verify the immigration status of children enrolling for the first time. That information will go only to the state Department of Education so officials can better account for how much the state spends educating illegal immigrants. Even though school officials have been telling parents that there won't be immigration agents awaiting them at the school doors, the message hasn't reached everyone.

In Montgomery, the state capital, 231 Hispanic children were absent from school Thursday, the first day the law went into effect, according to Superintendent Barbara Thompson. She said school officials would begin calling the parents of children that continue to miss school to assure them they have nothing to fear. "Obviously, there's a fear factor about what the law is in regard to the schools," said Keith Ward, a spokesman for Huntsville City Schools, which had 207 absences of Hispanic students on Thursday. "We're not doing any enforcement. We're in the business and have the obligation to educate all students. For us, it's just data collection."

Tuscaloosa City Schools reported at least 10 Hispanic parents withdrawing their children from school late last week, while other parents requested withdrawal papers as well. Tuscaloosa Superintendent Paul McKendrick said he's disappointed to see children leaving the district when their families run no risk of being deported simply for going to school. McKendrick said he understands the pressures that the families are under and the fear that the new law has created. "You may hear information and not be sure how valid it is," he said. "I can understand why parents would be leery of anything that they hear and just try to protect their children and stay in this country."

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According to breaking news reported by the Wall Street Journal, the federal government asked an appeals court Friday to halt the Alabama immigration law, claiming it may encourage discrimination, forces aliens into other adjacent states and could have unhealthy international consequences. Read the text of the Alabama law, H.B. 56, here.

Attorney General Eric Holder Is at It Again; Justice Department Seeks To Block Alabama
Holder is an idiot, he proves it all the time.
 

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Holder gave the mexicans all those guns for some reason. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Holder has lots of mexican friends.
 

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IMO, Eric Holder is a liar and con man and should be thrown out of office for "Fast adn Furious!"

Call your Senator and tell them throw Holder out of office! And tell them to close the border while you're at it.
 

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