10/17/2011

A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked portions of an Alabama immigration-enforcement law under which as many as 5,300 Hispanic students across the state had been absent from school on an average day. The stricken provisions required that school officials determine the immigration status of students enrolling in school for the first time, as well as that of their parents. The judge, however, upheld a requirement that police officers determine the immigration status of individuals who are arrested or stopped for traffic violations, among others.

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