Sunday, December 11, 2011
E-Verify Not Effected- Huntsville, Madison County stop government immigration checks
Published: Sunday, December 11, 2011, 9:38 AM Updated: Sunday, December 11, 2011, 9:44 AM
By Brian Lawson, The Huntsville Times
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Attorneys for Huntsville and Madison County this week told local government officials to stop checking immigration status during transactions until local agencies can join a federal immigration database.
The directives follow state Attorney General Luther Strange's advice to local governments to stop the status checks required under Alabama's immigration law until local agencies are enrolled in the SAVE program. His advice does not apply to law enforcement activities.
Strange is also advising the section of the law on "government business transactions" covers drivers licenses, car tags and business and professional licenses, but not services such as water, sewer, power, food and health care.Full Story