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Alabama: The immigration battle

States all over the country are cracking down on illegal immigration. Perhaps no law is tougher than Alabama’s, which gives local law enforcement the right to detain suspected illegal immigrants who are stopped for traffic violations. The measure has sparked lawsuits by civil rights organizations (pdf) and the U.S. Department of Justice (pdf), which calls it unconstitutional.

But there’s also a voice questioning the law that you may not expect: one of Alabama’s own local sheriffs. Need to Know’s Karla Murthy traveled to Alabama recently and filed this report.

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