Now that Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange is urging the Alabama State Legislature to wait on making changes to our current law, it's more important than ever to call our state senators to stop HB658 current legislation.
From the article on al.com, "My recommendation would be to wait until the court rules in the Arizona case before we make any changes to our law," Strange said Thursday. The attorney general made the comment as he left Washington after watching Wednesday's verbal arguments in the Arizona case.
Strange, who has been defending Alabama's 2011 law, said he believes any rewrite will result in new or additional litigation. Because of that, Strange said he thought it would be best to wait and see what guidance the high court gives states regarding immigration. A ruling is expected in June."
It is quite concerning that AG Strange also indicated that "his office was not closely involved in the drafting of either bill."
If senators' emails bounce back or phone boxes are full, you can call the main Senate switchboard at (334) 242-7800 to leave a message. If a vote is forced, please ask them to vote NO on HB658 and YES on SB451.