DOJ’s Suit Against Alabama Immigration Law Headed To Court | Talking Points Memo

The Department of Justice and lawyers for the state of Alabama will face-off in federal court Wednesday over the state’s controversial immigration law.The DOJ announced earlier this month that it would sue the state over its immigration crackdown, arguing that it is unconstitutional because it interferes with federal policies. The law “attempts to displace the federal government’s exclusive authority to create a systematic scheme for the administration and enforcement of the federal government’s own immigration laws by codifying an inflexible Alabama-specific approach that is, by any definition, “non-cooperative,'” the DOJ wrote.

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