Attorney general, Luther Strange has seen the light, as he, “is urging lawmakers to drop some major provisions, including:
“The requirement that schools collect immigration data on children and parents, which he said would cost too much for the benefit it would provide.
“The part making it a crime for immigrants not to carry their papers, which is illegal under federal law.
“The part barring people from college if they do not have documents, because some people, like certain refugees, can be here legally without documents.
“The sections that allow Alabama residents to sue officials they believe are not adequately enforcing the law, because of conflicts with the state Constitution.
Even if lawmakers accept Mr. Strange’s proposals, it still will not undo the harm — to the undocumented, to all Alabamians, to the state’s image and economy. This law is indefensible. The only solution is repeal.
Unfortunately, too many of Alabama’s politicians still don’t get it. Mike Hubbard, the House speaker, vowed on Facebook, “we’re not going to repeal or weaken the law, acquiescing to liberal elites’ and the news media’s efforts to intimidate and shame Alabama.” And 12 senators have written to the governor, urging him not to retreat. news media’s efforts to intimidate and shame Alabama.” And 12 senators have written to the governor, urging him not to retreat.