Alabama’s Show-Me-Your-Papers Law: A Cautionary Tale for Georgia

Alabama’s Show-Me-Your-Papers Law: A Cautionary Tale for Georgia

Clanton, Alabama - "A central part of Alabama’s immigration law has become such a thorny problem for this town that the police chief has declared he will no longer enforce it.  Chief Brian Stilwell said that measure — which critics call the show-me-your-papers law — has made immigrants afraid to report crimes and burdened his officers with hours-long investigations. The chief was so troubled by the law that he apologized to a young mother who was turned over to immigration authorities after committing a minor traffic infraction in town." - Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sept. 16, 2012.