The Federal Court in the 11th Circuit is deciding whether Alabama's new anti-illegal immigrant law conflicts with Federal law. If the law passes, police officers in conducting routine traffic stops could arrest those suspected of being illegal. It would also make it a crime to transport or provide shelter to illegal immigrants. Lastly, it would require schools to report the immigration status of their students. Opponents are concerned that such immigrants would not send their children to school.
The Deputy Assistant US Attorney is arguing that such a law should be blocked because it conflicts with federal law. Furthermore, the federal government has jurisdiction in enforcing immigration policy?
Similar legislation has been blocked in whole or in part in Arizona, Utah, Georgia, and Indiana.