The firm has formed a special practice group known as the Alabama Immigration Act Task Force. The purpose of the task force is to advise Alabama and out-of-state businesses on compliance issues arising out of the new Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act. This Act has been described as the nation’s toughest immigration law. Most provisions of the Act became effective September 1, 2011. Other provisions will become effective over the next several months.
Members of the Task Force include the following lawyers:
This is an interdisciplinary group from a variety of the firm’s practice groups including labor and employment, construction, corporate, and white collar criminal defense. The firm offers expertise in each of these areas to resolve clients’ compliance and enforcement concerns.
KEY ALABAMA IMMIGRATION LAW DOCUMENTS, NEWS, AND RESOURCES
October 24, 2011
Jefferson County Circuit Judge Scott Vowell, in an order related to a breach-of-contract lawsuit in Jefferson Circuit Court, said Section 27 (a) of the new law is unconstitutional when a lawsuit over a contract dispute had been filed before the law took effect earlier this month
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals stayed the parts of Alabama’s immigration law that requires proof of lawful residency in the U.S. and the tracking of citizenship and immigration status information newly enrolled students. The court did not block other key provisions including status checks during traffic stops, contracts with illegal immigrants or government business transactions
October 4, 2011
- Charlie Shah interviewed on ABC33/40 on validity of contracts under Alabama Immigration Law.
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
- David Walston is interviewed on the BBJ Online Report. David addresses questions compliance under Alabama Immigration Law.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
- Federal Judge Sharon Blackburn renders opinion in Alabama Immigration Law.
JUNE 10, 2011
- Alabama’s new comprehensive immigration law, the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act, was enacted on June 9, 2011.
Resources and Links
- Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act (HB 56)
- 11th Circuit Court stays Alabama Immigration Law
- Chief Judge Blackburn’s September 28, 2011 Ruling
- Chief Judge Blackburn’s August 29, 2011 Temporary Injunction
- Federal E-Verify
- Federal Immigration Law Requirements
- Alabama Attorney General’s Office
- State of Alabama Department of Homeland Security