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to go into effect, while a lawsuit challenging the law is making its way through the courts. Department of Justice, which challenged the law, is trying to get the judge to stay her ruling while it is appealed.
"The two issues are the labor shortage and the burdensome red tape," said Jay Reed of Associated Builders Contractors. Reed also co chairs a group called Alabama Employers for Immigration Reform.
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"We are going to be talking with legislators throughout the state and when I say we, I'm talking about basically the business community about our concerns about the law, and when we get to (the legislative) session we will see where we stand," Adams said. "But we would certainly like to see some changes made."
Crops are rotting in the fields because farmers can't find enough workers to harvest them. Even legal immigrants are not showing up for jobs at construction sites and poultry Adidas Climacool Coca Cola plants because, agriculture and industry officials say, they fear a hostile state climate.
None of potato farmer Kim Haynes workers showed up for work in Cullman the day that Alabama's stringent immigration law took effect. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
Johnny Adams of the Alabama Poultry and Egg Association said he hopes to talk to lawmakers about the unintended consequences of the law before they return to Montgomery for the 2012 legislative session.
"There was a big misconception that there were long lines formed by Alabamians who wanted these labor intensive jobs," Reed said.
Schools check the citizenship status of students.
Police detain anyone they suspect of being in the country illegally while they verify citizenship status.
The Alabama law is considered one of the strictest in the country. Among its requirements, it directs that:
Employers enroll in the federal E Verify program to check the status of employees.
Alabama lawmakers are facing pressure from agriculture and business groups to change the state's tough new immigration law that a judge allowed to take effect last week.
State and local government officials determine the citizenship of anyone transacting business with the government, such as purchasing or renewing license tags.
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