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Church leaders earn some commenter support for Alabama immigration law’s repeal, but more say keep it

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A half-dozen religious leaders this morning delivered a letter to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley’s office asking him in the spirit of the Christmas season to support the repeal of the state’s immigration law — the Beason-Hammon Act or HB56, Birmingham News writer Kent Faulk reported.

However, Bentley won’t support a repeal of the state’s immigration law, despite the appeal letter, the governor’s press secretary wrote in an email sent later this morning. The law may need some improvements but those shortcomings don’t merit a repeal, it said.

The online community weighed in on the letter with voices on both sides, but clearly more favored the law and its continued enforcement. Read some of what people are saying

• “These six ministers would better serve the Kingdom of God if they were feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and visiting the imprisoned rather than spending their time on politics.” — evansdaddy

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