Alabama governor signs law mirroring AZ’s SB 1070

“Controversial” SB 1070 serves as pattern for similar legislation in other states

Alabama’s Gov. Robert Bentley has signed HB 56 into law. The measure was modeled on Arizona’s SB 1070, which the Arizona Republic contends is old news and no longer generating support. This morning the newspaper gave the monumental Alabama law two biased sentences on the front page (with a jump to page 5), calling it  the “nation’s toughest immigration law.”  Apparently there was not room for the defining word “illegal.”

The legislative fact sheet states the bill is intended to stem and reverse the flow of unauthorized aliens into Alabama through strengthening the immigration enforcement authorities of state and local governments. Provisions of the bill are specifically designed to deter the infiltration of illegal immigrants by prohibiting practices in the public and private sector that currently encourage undocumented workers to locate in Alabama.

Alabama employers also are now required to use the federal E-Verify system to determine if new workers are in the country legally.

Rep. Micky Hammon, the House sponsor, said the bill was written to withstand Constitutional challenges. Sen. Scott Beason, described the legislation as creating jobs and putting thousands of unemployed Alabama citizens back in the workforce. 

Georgia’s Gov. Nathan Deal signed HB 87 an SB 1070 inspired enforcement law last month. The fact that neither Georgia nor Alabama are border states, is a clear indication of the far-reaching tentacles of illegal immigration and the negative impact this leftist endorsed criminality has on all of America.

Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce (R-Dist.18) shepherded the passage of SB 1070. The state law, which the Arizona Republic newspaper repeatedly refers to as “controversial,” is actually the recipient of widespread support here and nationally. Numerous other states, fed up with the illegal invasion and its astronomical costs, have introduced similar legislation. Last year 346 laws addressing illegal immigration were enacted.

There’s nothing “controversial” about that.

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12 Responses to Alabama governor signs law mirroring AZ’s SB 1070

  1. TeaPartyPatriot says:

    I just can’t wait for “You Lie!” hussein and his imbecile AG (and Black Panther Party supporter and defender) holder to relentlessly attack, vilify and sue Alabama – as they’ve repeatedly done to Arizona – simply because it tries to protect its citizens from criminal invaders (which they won’t do),

  2. Rambling Rose says:

    Georgia is already being sued by the feds. Can anyone explain to me why our own government prefers to protect Mexican and Central American nationals over American citizens? I simply don’t get it.

  3. Vince Toledo says:

    Bravo Alabama and Georgia! The fact that these states see the need for such legislation is indicative of the national scope of this massive problem.

    • Angie says:

      Yes, and all this was made possible by our Senator Pearce! Without his courage to act for the good of the American Citizens, this never would have come to the attention of so many States. They were all afraid of
      being Politically incorrect. Now they now it’s not about race, but about
      the law.

      They also see the damage this illegal invasion has cost the American public. We’ll be ready to help Senator Pearce.

  4. LD 18 Committeeman says:

    Arizona Patriot Russell Pearce needs our help and support as the left tries to take him down with their recall effort. Pearce is a man of integrity, who is a constitutional scholar and was elected Senate President by his peers. Go to his website and see what you can do to help him at this troubled time. He has been there for us. It’s time to return the favor.

    http://www.russellpearce.com/

  5. Steve says:

    This great quote from an Alabama Mayor was on Reuters News Service:

    Some farmers in the U.S. South are worried that new immigration restrictions could limit access to farm workers. But Gene Armstrong, mayor of Allgood, Alabama, a small community where the Hispanic population has grown to almost 50 percent, is not worried.
    “We managed in the past without illegal immigrants to pick the tomatoes here, and I haven’t heard anyone say that if we sent them all home nobody would be left to do that work,” Armstrong said. “When you have 9 percent unemployment, I think that some people who might not have wanted those jobs previously might reconsider.”

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/09/us-immigration-alabama-idUSTRE7584C920110609

    • Overtaxed1 says:

      Steve it was John McShame who said Americans won’t pick the tomatoes.
      If they were offered the job at fair wages of course they would happily pick them and since we are paying a fortune for them now I don’t think they would have to raise the price….just lower the profit.

      • Steve says:

        That figures, Overtaxed 1. Sen. Juan McAmnesty must have been speaking to LaRaza at the time. Thanks for the memory jogger.

  6. Jason says:

    Angie is right. Without Arizona patriot Sen. Russell Pearce leading the way on SB 1070 other states would not have had the vision and the benefit of his experience to move forward. The AZ Repugnant newspaper is such a joke when it continually calls this popular law “controversial.” But what I will never understand is why there is any support whatsoever — from any quarter — for this continued lawless invasion of our nation. We are a nation of laws but disregarding this fundamental one gets a pass from the left.

    The feds have a Department of Homeland Security. Shouldn’t our homeland’s porous border be its first and foremost obligation and responsibility?

  7. sherriaz says:

    Mechanized farming methods would greatly reduce the need for immigrant laborers, but farmers don’t want to spend the money. Still, when pundits claimed that Americans would not work in processing plants, guess who lined up to take the jobs at Swift ? Illegals have negatively impacted the wages of American workers for nearly 20 years and have moved past “picking” jobs to well paying construction, warehousing and office positions.Small business owners who do everything from clean pools to landscape to clean offices are hurting thanks to illegals who have dramatically driven down bids.

    I applaud Alabama and every other state that has joined Arizona in trying to do something about the illegals in our society. Meanwhile, the Dems make more plans for amnesty and nutjobs in California give illegals in state tuition, a real slap in the face to citizens of this country.

    We don’t need to spend billions removing them all: remove the JOBS and the freebies, hit the hiring companies hard ( let’s try shutting down a few to get the message out ) and watch illegals head home to their narco terrorist lovin’ neighbors. We’ll see wages rise for the first time in years and a better employment picture.

    Maybe then we can stop having to push “one” for English.

  8. […] It has been announced that the recall drive against Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce (R-Dist.18) has enough signatures to force a recall election — turning in an overage of the required number of signatures. Pearce is being challenged by radical open borders activists for his leadership role in the successful implementation of Arizona’s popular law known as SB 1070 – much to the dismay of the local newspaper, which ran a petulant editorial today on Alabama‘s new and stringent law as Pearce’s bill is being copied in other states. […]

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