- requires schools to become agents of law enforcement: requires schools to verify the immigation status of both children enrolling and their parents
- requires landlords to become agents of law enforcement: landlords can be imprisoned if they rent to anyone they even "should know" are illegal immigrants
- empowers police to engage in "show me your papers" checks
Southern Poverty Law Center's Sam Brooke sums it up:
Fundamentally it's our view that this is an un-American law. It's a law that requires people to carry identification on them at all times in order to prove that they're a U.S. citizen. It's a law that is making all of us a lot less safe here in Alabama.