State's 'scarlet letter list' has no names so far

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A state website set up with the intention of naming illegal immigrants who have had run-ins with law enforcement -- the so-called "scarlet letter list" -- has yet to include any names posted.

A spokesman for the Administrative Office of Courts tells al.com (http://bit.ly/SERQ8E) that the court system had no cases to report for the last quarter. The office is tasked under state law with compiling the list.

Lawmakers approved the controversial list when they made changes to Alabama's immigration earlier this year.

The provision requires the court system to compile a quarterly list of cases, including names, in which an "unlawfully present alien was detained by law enforcement and appeared in court for any violation of state law."




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