Second Businessman Charged Under Alabama Immigration Law

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A visiting Japanese employee of Honda’s plant in Lincoln, Ala. was stopped and ticketed under the state’s immigration law HB 56, just one week after the arrest of a German Mercedes-Benz executive under the same law.  

The immigration law requires police to ask for proper identification during routine traffic stops and to detain anyone they suspect of being in the country illegally. 

A Honda spokesperson said the worker is working with authorities to resolve this matter.

Last week, German executive Detlev Hager, was arrested when he could not produce a passport or driver's license. Those charges have been dropped, according to the Tuscaloosa sheriff's office.