German Mercedes-Benz manager arrested under Alabama's extreme anti-immigration law

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Yeah, it's gonna curtail all our immigrant issues. Via.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- A German manager with Mercedes-Benz is free after being arrested for not having a driver's license with him under Alabama's new law targeting illegal immigrants, authorities said Friday, in an otherwise routine case that drew the attention of Gov. Robert Bentley.

Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steven Anderson told The Associated Press an officer stopped a rental vehicle for not having a tag Wednesday night and asked the driver for his license. The man only had a German identification card, so he was arrested and taken to police headquarters, Anderson said.

The 46-year-old executive was charged with violating the immigration law for not having proper identification, but he was released after an associate retrieved his passport, visa and German driver's license from the hotel where he was staying, Anderson said.

The length of his detainment and the status of his court case weren't immediately known.

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  • Roxielewis

    I feel your shame.

  • Roxielewis

    I feel your shame.

  • http://twitter.com/FatChickinLA Fat chick in LA

    I know people from Canada who are afraid to come here now. They think they will be arrested a dragged away and I am not joking at all. Sad.

  • http://twitter.com/FatChickinLA Fat chick in LA

    I know people from Canada who are afraid to come here now. They think they will be arrested a dragged away and I am not joking at all. Sad.

  • Clancy

    Um, shouldn't he have had his driver's license either way? He was driving a car, right? I agree the immigration detention stuff is b.s., and not likely to help Alabama attract foreign investors (like Mercedes), but Americans get detained for driving without their license all the time.

  • Clancy

    Um, shouldn't he have had his driver's license either way? He was driving a car, right? I agree the immigration detention stuff is b.s., and not likely to help Alabama attract foreign investors (like Mercedes), but Americans get detained for driving without their license all the time.

  • HarborGuy

    Wow! How freak'n stupid can we look to the world.

    I'm speechless with embarassment.

  • http://twitter.com/UltraVerified verified ✔

    Imagine the outrage, if this happened to an American in Europe?