Opponents of Alabama’s law on illegal immigration are asking the state’s international automakers to help them fight for repeal.

Critics of the law said Monday they’ve sent letters to Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler AG, Honda and Hyundai seeking meetings to discuss the law. The president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Wade Henderson, says opponents want the companies to help them fight to overturn the law.

Company representatives didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment. But the critics of the law say Hyundai has agreed to an initial meeting.

Republican leaders say they’re supporting minor tweaks in the law during the legislative session starting Tuesday.


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  • Oil Can Harry

    Isn’t that something? These foreign car companies open up factories in the US and then hire illegal invaders! 

  • The GOP cannot leave well
    enough alone. They are terrified of being branded “anti-immigrant.”
    What needs to be “tweaked” and what is their definition of
    “minor” when it comes to enforcing the law against a group of people
    who entered this country in violation of our immigration laws, not to mention sovereignty?

    Are these “minor tweaks”
    going to give the law more teeth or will the GOP support pulling teeth from the
    law? I already know the answer to that rhetorical question….

  • R P

    If I were the Governor of Alabama I would make it an implied understanding that action by Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler AG, Honda and Hyundai in support of illegal immigration could result in inscreased scrutiny by tax auditors.

  • Anonymous

    I was already ticked off at Hyundai because of their dumbass 35-yo wigger commercial. If they go along with this, I’m kissing them off forever.


  • Why would foreign car companies care about illegal immigrants unless they plan to hire them? If they do, why didn’t they just build the factories in Mexico?