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Federal Inquiry Prompted by Alabama’s Immigration Law recalls Civil Rights Act of 1964

Immigration Attorneys and officials at the Department of Justice are preparing for a legal battle with the State of Alabama and its attorney general.

The federal inquiry was prompted by the state’s new immigration law, which took effect in September, part of which requires schools to check the immigration status of schoolchildren and their parents. The Justice Department has already sued Alabama over the law, the nation’s cruelest collection of immigration enforcement schemes and punishments. After receiving reports that students were being harassed and bullied, and that frightened parents were keeping children out of school, the department asked 39 school superintendents for data on student absences and withdrawals since the school year began.

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