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A federal appeals court on Oct. 14 blocked a key part of Alabama's law that requires schools to check the immigration status of students, temporarily weakening what was considered the toughest immigration law in the nation and relieving schools from an awkward role that had led hundreds of undocumented students to flee the state’s classrooms.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also blocked a part of the...

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