Alabama immigration law backfires

I can’t help but grin:

Alabama Republicans who pushed through the nation’s toughest law against illegal  immigrants are having second thoughts amid a backlash from big business, fueled  by the embarrassing traffic stops of two foreign employees tied to the state’s  prized Honda and Mercedes plants. …

Two foreign workers for Honda and Mercedes were recently stopped by police  for failing to carry proof of legal residency. The cases were quickly dropped,  but not without lots of international attention that Alabama officials didn’t  want. …

Gov. Robert Bentley, who signed the law, said he is contacting foreign  executives to tell them that they and their companies are still welcome in  Alabama. “We are not anti-foreign companies. We are very pro-foreign companies,” he  said. …

“Suddenly, the reality of what the state has done hit people in the face,”  said Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Full article here.

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