With two automakers – among the state’s largest employers — adding their weight to rising pressure on Alabama lawmakers, the state is ready to revise a controversial crackdown on illegal immigrants.
The law, which has inadvertently nabbed several foreign executives assigned to plants operated by Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai, has been the target of protest by a coalition of unions and civil rights groups.
The Business Council of Alabama said it was pleased the state legislature has decided to make changes to a law that crackdown on illegal immigrants. The law requires foreigners to have identification papers with them or face immediate arrest.
“The intent of the immigration law was never to make it difficult for businesses to comply and burden businesses with unnecessary red tape,” the Council said in a statement.”