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Ala. city drops immigration law case against Mercedes-Benz exec arrested under new crackdown
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) ' The city of Tuscaloosa has dropped a charge against a German Mercedes-Benz executive who was arrested under Alabama's new crackdown on illegal immigration.
Tuscaloosa police arrested the man last week for not having proper citizenship documents while driving a rental car in the city.
City attorney Tim Nunnally tells The Tuscaloosa News (http://bit.ly/uJFvBJ ) that authorities dismissed the charge because an associate of the man was able to provide the documents to police.
Republicans who support the law say it will help create jobs for legal Alabama residents, but some business leaders say it could hurt economic development in the state by scaring away foreign companies.
The man's arrest led to a state inquiry to the city prompted by Gov. Robert Bentley, who signed the law.
Information from: The Tuscaloosa News, http://www.tuscaloosanews.com