The federal government asked an appeals court Friday
to halt the Alabama immigration law considered by many the toughest in
the U.S., saying it could have dire diplomatic consequences abroad,
invites discrimination and merely forces illegal immigrants into
neighboring states. The motion, filed in the 11th U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals, claimed Alabama's new law is "highly likely to expose
persons lawfully in the United States, including school children, to new
difficulties in routine dealings.""
Associated Press, Oct. 7, 2011.