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US court: Alabama can detain illegal immigrants

US appeals court rules Ala. officers can detain illegal immigrants under new law, for now By The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) ' A federal appeals court has issued a temporary ruling that allows police to detain immigrants that are suspected of being in the country illegally.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its order Friday after the Justice Department challenged what is considered as the toughest immigration law in the nation.

The federal appeals blocked part of the law that requires schools to check the immigration status of students.



A final decision on the law won't be made for months to allow time for more arguments.

State officials say the law is needed to protect the jobs of legal residents, but opponents warn it could lead to discrimination.


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