ByÂ Michael Winter, USA TODAY
A federal appeals court has ruled it is unconstitutional for Alabama to check the immigration status of schoolchildren when they enroll, or to require illegal immigrants to carry identification.
The 11th Circuit Court of AppealsÂ did uphold provisionsÂ of the state immigration law that allow police to stop people they have a “reasonable suspicion” of being in the country unlawfully, and to ask about the immigration status of motorists without driver’s licenses.
But the court also struck down a provision that barred residents and businesses from entering into contracts with people who are in the state illegally, theÂ Montgomery AdvertiserÂ says. The court ruled that the intent of the provision, known as Section 27 of the state’s tough immigration law, was “forcing undocumented individuals out of Alabama.”
“To say that section 27 is extraordinary and unprecedented would be an understatement,” the court wrote inÂ its ruling.
Regarding immigration checks for students, the court determined that such a requirement would cause “significant interference with the children’s right to education” and therefore violated the equal protection clause of the Constitution.
The ACLU, which challenged the law, welcomed the ruling.
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