Judge Upholds Strict Alabama Immigration Law

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A federal judge in Alabama upheld sections of a one of the strictest immigration laws in the country on Wednesday. The law requires public schools to determine the immigration status of all students. It also gives police the power to detain anyone who is unable to produce proper documentation proving citizenship. The law, which was challenged by the Justice Department, is likely to be one of many state immigration provisions to be ultimately be decided by the Supreme Court.

Alabama State Senator Bill Holtzclaw supports the new immigration law. Victor Palafox is a 19-year-old undocumented student who was born in Mexico and maked to the U.S. when he was six. He says he worries about the new law and has been among the crowds protesting it at the courthouse.