SCOTUS Ruling Impacts Alabama Immigration Reform

SCOTUS Ruling Impacts Alabama Immigration Reform

Four sections of Arizona’s immigration law were before the court, three of which are similar to provisions in Alabama’s law. The section allowing state and local officers to check the immigration status of suspected illegal immigrants during otherwise constitutional operations was upheld. Provisions of the Alabama law relating to sanctions for lack of documentation and illegal immigrants seeking employment may also be constitutionally suspect,  given the Court’s ruling.