Published Online: September 13, 2011
Published in Print: September 14, 2011, as Judge Blocks Immigration Law

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Judge Blocks Immigration Law

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A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Alabama's new law on illegal immigration, saying she needed more time to decide whether the law requiring schools to verify the citizenship status of students is constitutional. Among other provisions, the law orders the Alabama Department of Education to report each year the numbers of students believed to be undocumented and itemize the cost to the state of providing them instruction, computers, textbooks, and other support.

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