Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Mexico reviewing Alabama immigration law under international treaty

Jurist Paper Chase last week had a post in which it passed on that "The Mexican government had announced that it was reviewing a complaint [complaint, PDF] by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) that Alabama's immigration law [HB 56, PDF] violates the North American Fair Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation (NAALC), specifically alleging that Alabama's immigration law is violating the protections granted to migrant workers under the treaty, arguing it is discriminatory and abusive towards all workers, violates both international human rights standards and labor standards."

Jurist further recounted that "a three-judge Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals panel upheld several provisions of the law in August, including one allowing police officers to check the immigration status of persons suspected of a crime, but rejected provisions making it a crime for undocumented immigrants to work or solicit work, imposing criminal penalties on persons who rent property to illegal immigrants and requiring state officials to check the immigration status of children in public schools. Alabama state officials petitioned the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month to reconsider a ruling partially striking down the state's immigration law."


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This is good news that Alabama immigration law is going to review. And wish that added review of Alabama's racial profiling law will make clear its annihilating effect on the workforce

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