Federal Court Temporarily Blocks Alabama Immigration Law Provisions
In a temporary ruling, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked a provision granting authorities the ability to check the immigration status of students in public schools.
The court also blocked a provision that would make it a crime for immigrants not to have proper identification according to the Associated Press. However the court upheld the portion of the law allowing immigration status checks during traffic stops.
Enactment of the law led many Hispanic students to skip classes out of fear. It is also believed that many Hispanic residents have fled the state, though there are no exact numbers.
A full, binding ruling on the Alabama law is not expected for several months.
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