Honda Worker Stopped By Authorities In Alabama Due To Immigration Laws

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Alabama has taken on the toughest immigration laws in the country and has begun to crack down on illegal immigrants, immediately affecting the fifth largest automotive manufacturing state in the country. A second foreign auto worker was issued a citation at Honda‘s factory in Lincoln, Alabama on Wednesday.

The new immigration law requires proper identification to be shown during routine traffic stops. Those that police suspect of being in the country illegally can be immediately detained. Honda already issued out a statement that the person in question, a Japanese national, is working with authorities to resolve the matter.

This isn’t the first auto worker that has had to deal with the new Alabama immigration laws. Earlier last week, Detlev Hager, a German executive, was arrested when he didn’t have a passport or driver’s license with him. The charges were later dropped and Hager was let go.

[Source: Reuters]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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