Alabama passes strict immigration law

BBC News

The US state of Alabama has passed into law one of the most stringent immigration laws in the country.

The new legislation, similar to one passed last year in Arizona, requires schools to find out if students are there illegally.

The law, which takes effect on 1 September, also make it a crime to give an illegal immigrant a ride in a car.

Advocacy groups say they will challenge the measures, which they call racist and unconstitutional.

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