Thank you for visiting Alabama’s Immigration Information Center. The State of Alabama welcomes diversity and has a long-standing tradition of encouraging economic growth and development. Through progressive leadership and legislation, the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer & Citizen Protection Act (Act 2011-535), signed by Governor Robert Bentley, helps protect our constitutional rights as Alabama citizens and business owners while promoting legal immigration practices. Effective April 1, 2012, this new law requires all employers within the State of Alabama to verify the legal presence within the United States of its employees. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has established the Alabama E-Verify Employer Agent Office to provide assistance to employers to comply with this process.

We hope that you will find this site informative and useful, and look forward serving you.

Hal Taylor
Secretary, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

Information Concerning Alabama's Immigration Law

Text of the Act

Download Alabama Immigration Law - Act No. 2012-491

Download Alabama Immigration Law - Act No. 2011-535

Download Alabama Immigration Law - Act No. 2011-535   (This version indicates which sections have been enjoined or are otherwise not yet in effect. It is current through April 2, 2012.)  

Alabama’s Immigration Law (Act 2011-535) (Searchable Text)

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No. 2011-01 Section 30, Verification of Alien’s Immigration Status
No. 2011-02 Section 30, Business Transaction
No. 2011-03 Section 7, Licenses


Governor Bentley signed Act No. 2011-535, the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act, into law on June 9, 2011. Legal challenges to the law soon followed, and the Attorney General has actively defended the law, as is his duty. Click on one of the case names below to learn more about a particular lawsuit, or click on Litigation Documents to get a listing of hyperlinks to key filings in all the suits.

Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama v. Bentley
United States v. Alabama
Parsley v. Bentley
Doe v. Bentley (case closed)
Central Alabama Fair Housing Center v. Magee
Litigation Documents