Legal Immigrant Thrown In Jail Because Of Alabama Anti-Immigrant Law | The Associated Press reports that a legal Yemeni immigrant was detained in Etowah County, Alabama because he was suspected to be an undocumented immigrant violating Alabama’s extreme immigration law. During a drug raid last Friday, police rounded up Mohamed Ali Muflahi along with two other men from Yemen who were able to produce papers proving their legal status, but Muflahi could not. His attorney provided papers on Monday proving that he had legal status. Etowah’s sheriff said it was the first immigration case to come up in his county since a judge allowed major portions of the law to go into effect last Thursday. Because it is not exactly uncommon for people to go about their business without carrying proof of their immigration status, more detentions of legal immigrants and even citizens are inevitable under this law.