Alabama employers got an education about the state’s new immigration law thanks to a webinar hosted by the Alabama Nursery and Landscape Association and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, WNCF reports.
Participants connected through the internet to the live event, which took place on July 26. The hour-and-a-half program was archived for people seeking information but who could not join the event live.
The webinar was part of a number of scheduled events throughout Alabama to prepare farmers and other employers for the new immigration law, which is scheduled to take effect on September 1 but is facing opposition in federal courts over its legality.
Seminars conducted by Alabama Employers for Immigration Reform will help to further explain the law throughout the state.
According to Reuters, lawmakers in Alabama who crafted this tough immigration legislation did so to protect jobs for legal Americans. As a result, many illegal immigrants have fled from Alabama, leaving many farms and other businesses short on labor.
“For illegal immigrants to now be leaving the state shows they know Alabama is serious about enforcing its laws,” Todd Stacy, a spokesman for Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard, told the news source.