Sixteen Countries File Briefs Challenging Alabama Immigration Law

Sixteen countries filed briefs against Alabama’s harsh immigration law, which is already facing lawsuits from the Department of Justice; the Episcopal, Methodist, and Roman Catholic Churches; the ACLU; the National Immigration Law Center; and a coalition of Alabamians. The Supreme Court held almost 70 years ago “the supremacy of the national power in the general field of foreign affairs, including power over immigration, naturalization and deportation, is made clear by the Constitution,” which is why state immigration laws such as the one in Alabama violate the Constitution.

Sean Savett