December 8, 2011
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has sent to state legislative leaders a series of suggested changes to the state’s controversial anti-illegal immigration law.
In a memo dated December 1, Strange responds to a request made by the Alabama Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh and the Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard:
“My goals are to (1) make the law easier to defend in court; (2) assist law enforcement in implementation; and (3) remove burdens on law abiding citizens. All while not weakening the law,” Strange wrote.
He suggests the repeal of some sections of the law being challenged by the U.S. Department of Justice and a coalition of civic groups. Specifically, items he suggests repealing include: making it illegal for an immigrant to fail to carry registration documents and allowing private lawsuits against officials who fail to carry out the law, among others.