"Two top Justice Department officials traveled to Alabama on Monday to
gather information on the impact of the state’s controversial
immigration law and said they are concerned the toughest-in-the-nation
crackdown has run afoul of federal rights. 'The more we hear, the
more we are concerned about the impact of Alabama’s immigration law on a
wide range of federal rights,' said Tom Perez, who heads the Justice
Department’s Civil Rights Division as an assistant attorney general, at a
press conference in Birmingham, Ala." - Politico, Nov. 28, 2011.