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Well there's a bold new claims today in the fight over Alabama's controversial new immigration law.
That -- -- passed back in June and the employment rate in that state has improved.
Every month cents.
Supporters are crediting the new crackdown opponents are saying not so fast -- caliber has more live from LA Trace.
So the lot -- -- in June mega we really kind of started tracking the unemployment numbers and Alabama in the fall in September insured up unemployment numbers were coming down but then again so were the unemployment numbers.
Going down and the surrounding states so there really wasn't enough evidence to pinpoint the error -- the Alabama law.
As being -- contributing factor but now do you look at these numbers four months later.
And it really is significant -- Alabama that was at nine point 8% in September all the way down eight point 1% -- one point 7%.
And you look at the surrounding states they -- have gone down but not nearly as significantly.
The Alabama -- has been called the toughest in the country it prohibits illegals from looking for jobs in Alabama requires employers to use the federal.
That's the database the checks immigration status of employees it also imposes fines and possible lots of business licenses for those businesses.
They do hire illegals now all over the course of the past six months we have also seen a number of Hispanic businesses.
Are close because they were protest -- the Alabama law.
The governor there Robert Bentley gave a statement saying and I'm quoting here.
I have to say the 2011 turned out to be a pretty good year in terms of reducing unemployment.
But we still have work to do and remember parts of the Alabama law were put on hold.
By a federal judge other parts were allowed.
To go and do a fact right now the feds are suing Alabama but it certainly appears over the past 56 or seven months that numbers and Alabama really have check down.
At a faster rate than the surrounding statesman.
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