Alabama immigration law called ‘toughest in nation’
Sponsored by Micky Hammon, et al, and signed into law in 2011 by Gov. Robert Bentley, the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act denies state benefits and employment for illegal immigrants. Among other things, HB56 requires police to check the legal status of individuals who are detained or questioned during traffic stops. Also under HB56, concealing and protecting illegal aliens is prohibited, and a firm’s business license may be revoked for hiring illegal workers.