Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Alabama Cities Enforce New State Immigration Law

"The city of Albertville sent out a letter last week
informing contractors on the city’s active vendor list of new rules
regarding the law.  According to the letter, all contractors must
provide the city with a notarized Affidavit of Immigration Law
Compliance, (the form is provided by the city) and an E-Verify
Memorandum of Understanding, which the business will obtain upon
enrolling in E-Verify. The city also advised contractors to get a
similar notarized Affidavit of Immigration Law Compliance from all
subcontractors and maintain the records at the contractor’s office. A
new clause in city contracts “makes it unlawful for an employer in
Alabama to knowingly hire or continue to employ an alien who is or has
become unauthorized.”  Albertville city clerk/treasurer Phyllis Webb said
the city is waiting on the court system to make a decision on the state
law before they start strictly enforcing the new city rules.  “We’ll