Alabama launched an aggressive illegal immigration law on Thursday, the toughest of its kind in the United States, it criminalizes undocumented immigrants and authorizes schools to verify the immigration status of their students when they enroll.Most of this law, known as HB 56, came into effect immediately.
This law not only declares immigration as an illegal crime, but also penalizes the transportation or accommodation of migrants.The authorities are enabled to hold suspected illegal immigrants in custody and without bail and state courts are forbidden to enforce contracts involving immigrants in this situation.
Mexico’s government reacted immediately when the verdict was announced, saying it regretted the decision to enable some key sections of the Migration Act HB56. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) said that the new regulations affect human rights and civil rights of Mexicans living in or visiting Alabama.
According to the Hispanic Center statistics, there are 11 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S., of which 130,000 live in Alabama.