Saturday, May 18, 2013

Alabama Physicians Required to Prove They Are U.S. Citizens

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Alabama Physicians Required to Prove They Are U.S. Citizens
May 18, 2013 | Opposing Views | Sarah Rae Fruchtnicht

Physicians and physician assistants in Alabama are now required to prove they are U.S. citizens, under the state’s 2011 immigration law.

Medical professionals received letters this week instructing them to submit paperwork to the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners (ABME) in order to maintain their license to practice.

“A person applying for or renewing a professional license is required to sign a declaration of U.S. citizenship and demonstrate U.S. citizenship or demonstrate lawful presence in the U.S., which is then verified by the federal government,” read the May 16 letter published by the Huffington Post.

It says the medical professional has only until May 31, 2013 to send the required documentation. “You will not be permitted to renew you license until this agency is in receipt of the signed Declaration and accompanying documentation,” said the letter.

Alabama immigration law H.B. 56 initially banned undocumented immigrated workers to engage in any business transactions in the state, include turning on utilities or registering mobile homes. When civil rights groups challenged the decision, U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson blocked the provision in November 2011.

The 2012 revision bill, H.B. 658, narrowed the scope of immigration law, banning unauthorized immigrants from conducting business in the state with professional licenses. The revision has done little to eliminate criticism that the law drives immigrants out of the state.

Comment: These ignorant politicians are in fact using these tactics as cover to hide the truth, which is the fact our country is dying, all the decent jobs sent overseas, and the whole damn nation thing is now documententably insane and corrupt. Of course, these tactics serve well in hiding these truths in the absence of justice, and the institutions of a nation state no one on earth would agree to except for those who are willingly inept to stand with those less fortunate.

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