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by Greg Siskind

Alabama Law Injunction Partially Lifted

The 115 page decision can be found here (thanks Bender's Immigration Bulletin). The decision lifts the earlier temporary injunction on checking students and holding suspected illegally present immigrants without bond as well as the bar on enforcing contracts involving illegally present immigrants, the new felony provision for illegally present immigrants doing business with the state and the new misdemeanor for illegally present immigrants not having immigration papers.

The order did continue the block on four other parts of the law including

- the crime of soliciting work

- the crime of transorting or harboring an illegally present immigrant

- the new right to sue for discrimination if US workers are dismissed and illegally present immigrants are hired and

- the bar on deducting from taxes wages paid to workers illegally present.

More on the decision can be found in this report from the AP.

About The Author

Greg Siskind is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at

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