MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A Republican senator introduced a bill that makes modifications to Alabama's immigration law.
Sen. Gerald Dial of Lineville has pre-filed the bill which he says will add common sense to the immigration law.
Dial's bill amends a section prohibiting the harboring or transporting of illegal immigrants to allow churches or other "good Samaritans" to provide assistance to people without fear of punishment. The bill removes a section of the law that prohibits illegal immigrants from being released from jail on bond. Dial said his bill would eliminate provisions requiring proof of citizenship to renew vehicle tags and allow military personnel to show military identification cards as proof of citizenship.
Dial said many of the changes in his bill were recommended by Attorney General Luther Strange.