Arizona has been called the new Alabama” for its bountiful racism and the down home “justice” of the Minutemen who are just itching for a legal way to murder a brown person. Alabama didn’t take kindly to being usurped so they went ahead and drafted an immigration law even crazier.
Alabama’s bill goes beyond Arizona’s. It bars illegal immigrants from enrolling in any public college after high school. It obliges public schools to determine the immigration status of all students, requiring parents of foreign-born students to report the immigration status of their children.
The bill requires Alabama’s public schools to publish figures on the number of immigrants – both legal and illegal – who are enrolled and on any costs associated with the education of illegal immigrant children.
The bill, known as H.B. 56, also makes it a crime to knowingly rent housing to an illegal immigrant. It bars businesses from taking tax deductions on wages paid to unauthorized immigrants.