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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The American Civil Liberties Union and a coalition of civil rights organizations today filed a notice of appeal of yesterday’s federal court ruling in their lawsuit challenging Alabama's extreme anti-immigrant law. The groups also requested that several key provisions of the law be temporarily blocked while yesterday’s ruling is appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.
If allowed to go into effect, the provisions the coalition asked the court to block in its emergency request would:
Provisions that would have criminalized the solicitation of work and provisions that criminalized transporting undocumented friends and family were blocked by yesterday's court order.