Poll: AL split over immigration law's fairness

Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A new poll finds Alabamians sharply divided over the fairness of Alabama's new immigration law.

The survey by the Center for Leadership and Public Policy at Alabama State University found 67% said there was a need for the law. But when asked if the law is fair, 48% said yes, 37% said no, and 14% weren't familiar with the law.

Senior demographer Myles Mayberry said many people see a need for a law, but they are not sure this is the right one.

The random telephone survey of 525 adult Alabamians was conducted between Nov. 1 and Dec. 8 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.3%age points. The poll was not conducted for any interest group.

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