Following a story we reported here Dec. 13 regarding Alabama’s new immigration law, in light of a Federal judge’s injunction against enforcing certain provisions of the law, the Alabama Department of Revenue has altered its interpretation of HB 56, according to TheWetumpkaHerald. Section 30 prohibits illegal immigrants from conducting any “business transactions” with the state, which would preclude persons here illegally from either buying a permit for a manufactured house, or paying a fine if caught without a permit. According to a recent memo from the Department of Revenue, seven transactions, including manufactured housing registration with decals, and titles for manufactured homes, are no longer considered “business transactions” and will not require proof of citizenship. Proof of citizenship will still be required to obtain motor vehicle registration and a driver’s license. A case challenging the constitutionality of the law has been brought by the Southern Poverty Law Center on behalf of two Mexican men without proof of citizenship. MHProNews.com has learned that case will be heard in 2012.
(Graphic credit: state of Alabama)