BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A divided U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is hearing testimony in Birmingham on state laws cracking down on illegal immigration in Alabama and other states.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach testified Friday that the laws aren't discriminatory and don't result in racial profiling. Kobach helped write the laws in Alabama and Arizona.
Protesters interrupted Kobach repeatedly until they were escorted out by police. Commission members then started bickering among themselves before the chairman restored order.
Alabama state Rep. Chris England told members that police may use "markers" based on peoples' appearance to make traffic stops under the laws, despite prohibitions against profiling.
Commissioners will issue a report later this year on their findings. The eight-member panel is evenly split between Democrats and Republicans.
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Tre Mason rushed for 304 yards and four touchdowns, leading No. 3 Auburn to a wild 59-42 victory over No. 5 Missouri in the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday.
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