Alabama’s new immigration law which was supposed to go into effect on September 1st, has been blocked by a preliminary injunction for one month’s time. The new law is one of the most stringent immigration laws enacted in any state. It criminalizes hiring, renting, transporting, harboring and even entering contracts with undocumented aliens. See the language of the new law at:
The language of the new law sets out the right to basically alienate, for lack of a better word, all undocumented aliens and anyone that appears to be an undocumented alien. I worry this will allow those who harbor much anger toward undocumented aliens to feel justified in their beliefs, and perhaps bring more violence into the undocumented alien communities.