MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Legislature has passed an Arizona-style bill to crackdown on illegal immigration.
The House voted 67-29 and the Senate25-7 Thursday in favor of a compromise version of the proposed legislation. The House and Senate initially passed different versions.
The version approved by the House had been worked out by a conference committee.
The sponsor, Republican Rep. Micky Hammon of Decatur, said the compromise restores language in his original bill calling for employers to use a federal system called E-Verify to determine if new employees are legally in the United States.
The bill also makes it a crime to transport or harbor illegal immigrants. It prevents cities from passing laws that would protect illegal immigrants in their cities.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
The trial has begun for accused sex offender Giusseppe LoPorto in Bay Minette. LoPorto spent 14 years on the run in Italy before being arrested and extradited back to Baldwin County in 2012.
A Montgomery judge has scheduled a trial June 3 over whether the state government can keep the cash and destroy the gambling machines seized in a raid of VictoryLand casino in Macon County.
The Mobile County Sheriff's Office said deputies are looking for an attempted bank robbery suspect. They said the entered the Bay Bank on Dauphin Island Parkway in Fowl River just before 5 p.m. and handed a note to the teller, demanding …
A Cold Morning Showing Up Around the Gulf Coast but Plenty of Sunshine Lies Ahead....
Almost three months after the accident that took the life of 48-year-old Sari McKane, the next step in the process to make the site of the crash safer is underway. State workers were out early, installing the first poles that will hold a …
A commercial boat captain from Bayou La Batre, Ala., has pleaded guilty to shooting a dolphin with a shotgun in the Mississippi Sound in the summer of 2012.