Alabama immigration law
Dec 6, 2011 — The law — considered the toughest in the country against illegal immigrants — came back to the spotlight after a Mercedes-Benz executive was arrested when he forgot his passport and license at his hotel. The attorney general is now recommending that some parts are repealed and others rewritten.
Nov 22, 2011 — Detlev Hager was arrested during a routine traffic stop because he had left his passport at home. The arrest has business leaders asking if the incident will have broader implications for foreign investment in the state.
Oct 14, 2011 — The federal government and others continue to challenge the law and further rulings await.
Oct 7, 2011 — One week after a federal judge refused to block key sections of Alabama's new immigration law, the U.S. Department of Justice is asking a federal appeals court to halt the law, saying that it goes against federal powers over immigration.
Sep 28, 2011 — A federal judge struck down a provision making it a crime for illegal immigrants to work in the state. The judge upheld a provision that allows law enforcement officers to detain those suspected of being in the country illegally.