Resource: Lowcountry Immigration Coalition, et al. v. Nikki Haley, et al.

By: Southern Poverty Law Center

October 12, 2011

Southern Poverty Law Center

South Carolina passed an extreme anti-immigrant law in 2011.

The law required police to demand “papers” demonstrating citizenship or immigration status during traffic stops when they have “reasonable suspicion” that a person is an undocumented immigrant. It also criminalized everyday interactions with undocumented immigrants, such as providing transportation or renting a room to an undocumented immigrant.