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MONTGOMERY, AL (WAFF) -
Governor Bentley signed a revised immigration law Friday afternoon.
Bentley said he's all for the immigration law but he believed that modification was needed.
"We needed to make House Bill 56
better. And over the course of the legislative session, we did that,"
Governor Bentley said. "There is substantial progress in this bill.
Burdens on legal residents and businesses are eased, and the goal remains the
same – that if you live and work in Alabama,
you must do so legally."
The section that Bentley wanted changed has already been argued in
Federal Court. It required schools to look into immigration status of
children who are registering.
still have concerns about the school provision in the original law," Governor
Bentley said. "That provision is currently enjoined by a federal court,
so it is not currently in effect, and we can re-address this issue if the need
On Wednesday, law makers passed a new version of the immigration law but kept much of the original version intact.
The Alabama immigration law is considered the strictest immigration law in the country.