Monday, December 12, 2011

Alabama Tweaks

Not you, mein herr.

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley said on Friday he would work to revise the state’s tough new immigration law following embarrassing incidents where foreign workers were detained because they were not carrying sufficient identification.

Bentley, House Speaker Mike Hubbard and Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, said in a statement they do not plan to repeal or weaken the law, widely considered to be the toughest of its kind in the nation.


The three Republicans who issued Friday’s statement said they would work to tweak the law, which has generated unwanted headlines in recent weeks and hurt the state’s reputation with business.

They just want to “tweak” it so that the cops are not pulling over Japanese or German auto executives.

That means they’re going to exempt anyone whose ancestors were from a former Axis power.