DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Decatur say four people have been convicted of misdemeanor offenses for violating Alabama’s new law on illegal immigration.

The four pleaded guilty Monday in city court to failing to have the proper registration documents.  Each agreed to pay $300 in fines and court costs, and a judge sentenced them to suspended 30-day jail terms and probation.

Authorities are now holding all four for federal immigration officials.

Police Sgt. John Crouch says the four people were taken into custody during a pair of traffic stops late Sunday and early Monday in Decatur. It’s unclear how long they’ll remain in the city jail.

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