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Catholic Church Sues State of Alabama Over Immigration Law

The Catholic Church and the Department of Justice have both filed lawsuits against the state of Alabama’s new immigration law, scheduled to take effect September 1st. The law “requires law enforcement officers to attempt to determine the immigration status of a person who they suspect is an unauthorized alien of this country,” said Alabama Republicans. It also makes it illegal to transport, conceal, harbor or house unauthorized aliens. Additionally, school districts are now required to check the immigration status of new enrollees.

The DOJ’s lawsuit claims the law intrudes on the federal government’s immigration policies and responsibilities. I haven’t seen the lawsuit but I’m sure it makes no mention of the feds lack of enforcement of those policies and responsibilities.

The Catholic Church claims the law criminalizes the Church’s mission and interferes with the right to the free exercise of religion. Archbishop Thomas Rodi of Mobile, AL said, “No law is just which prevents the proclamation of the Gospel […] → Keep reading