Ala. Students Will Not Be Screened for Citizenship

Published: October 16, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ─ A ruling from the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down parts of Alabama’s immigration law. The law would have required school officials to verify the citizenship of students enrolled after Sept. 1.

The court ruled that police can’t charge immigrants who are unable to prove their citizenship, the Huffington Post reports. However, it upheld the part of the law that allows police to check a person’s status during a traffic stop.

The decision is only temporary. A final ruling isn’t expected for several months.

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