Daily Border Bulletin: AL May Rewrite Immigration Law, Arrests at border continue to drop, town feels loss of immgirants

After arresting two automotive executives under the states infamous immigration law, Alabama’s attorney general says it may be time to re-write the law. For the sixth year in a row arrests of undocumented immigrants attempting to enter the United States dropped. Finally as the question of how best to fix our broken immigration system continues to bedevil Republican primary presidential contenders a new report highlights the devastating effects of the loss of immigrant workers to small town economies:


Alabama Attorney General says law should be re-written – After arresting two automotive executives under the states infamous immigration law, Alabama’s attorney general says it may be time to re-write the law:  In a letter to the state’s legislative leaders, Attorney General Luther Strange said that repealing certain sections of the law would make it “easier to defend in court” and “remove burdens on law-abiding citizens,” according to a copy of the letter obtained by the wire service.  Strange suggested that the state should repeal two parts of the law that have been put on hold due to challenges in the courts: the section that makes it a crime for an illegal immigrant to fail to carry their registration documents, as well as the section which requires schools to collect information on the immigration status of their students.

Arrests at Border continue to drop – For the sixth year in a row arrests of undocumented immigrants attempting to enter the United States dropped: “Arrests of undocumented immigrants along the U.S. border with Mexico are at the lowest level since the Nixon administration, indicating that fewer people are attempting to cross the border to live or work in the United States. The development could change the debate on illegal immigration from securing the border to handling the people who are already here.

Iowa town feels loss of immigrants As the question of how best to fix our broken immigration system continues to bedevil Republican primary presidential contenders a new report highlights the devastating effects of the loss of immigrant workers to small town economies“Immigration is one of the most contentious issues facing the Republican presidential candidates as they prepare for Saturday’s debate in Des Moines, sponsored by Yahoo! and ABC News. Earlier this year, Rick Perry’s candidacy suffered because of his support for allowing illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public universities in Texas. Last month, Newt Gingrich struck a moderate tone on the subject, saying, “I don’t see how the party that says it’s the party of the family is going to adopt an immigration policy which destroys families that have been here a quarter century.” Other candidates say Perry and Gingrich support policies that amount to amnesty for people who have broken the law. Yahoo News visited Postville to examine what immigration looks like in the Republican presidential campaign’s first battleground state, one that is 90 percent white but that has outposts like Postville that are changing the state’s ethnic makeup and driving its population growth. Though still less than 4 percent of the population, Iowa’s foreign-born population increased by 159 percent between 1990 and 2008, while the native-born population increased by only 5.7 percent.”

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