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1 Obdicut  Sun, Jun 12, 2011 10:41:32am

The part about contracts being unenforceable makes it really fucking easy to screw over illegal immigrants. Not that it wasn't easy before.

Such cold-hearted cruelty.

2 calochortus  Sun, Jun 12, 2011 12:05:18pm

re: #1 Obdicut

On the other hand, can some nice constitutional lawyer explain to me how this provision about contracts comes anywhere near being constitutional? In fact, I'm not too sure about the rest of it either, but that seems to be particularly egregious.

3 The Ghost of a Flea  Sun, Jun 12, 2011 5:21:20pm

re: #1 Obdicut

The part about contracts being unenforceable makes it really fucking easy to screw over illegal immigrants. Not that it wasn't easy before.

I fear the real fruit of this legislation is going to be just that: giving employers of illegal immigrants more ability to extort labor for less reward.

4 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jun 12, 2011 5:27:10pm

There are a couple interesting innovations in the law: a private citizen cannot drive an undocumented friend to the doctor, to church or to the grocery. There is also provision for individuals to be reimbursed for suing and level of government, up to state, for failure to enforce the law. I think that means I could make a hobby out of making sure the local chicken plants get raided. Here's the law--it's longer than 3 pages:

[Link: alisondb.legislature.state.al.us...]


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