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Ala. Mayor Defends Controversial Immigration Law

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The U.S. Justice Department filed an emergency motion on Friday, asking the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to block implementation of Alabama's immigration law. The law gives police the authority to ask for proof at traffic stops that a person is legally in the country, and it requires state schools to verify a student's legal status during registration. The law has prompted several students to withdraw from classes and families to flee the state. Tony Cox speaks with Lindsey Lyons, the mayor of Albertville, Alabama, about the town's dwindling Latino population since the law went into effect in late September.
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