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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

Judge Blocks Parts of Georgia Law

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What a mess! From the AP:



A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked parts of Georgia's strict new law targeting illegal immigration from taking effect, including a provision that authorizes police to check the immigration status of suspects without proper identification and to detain illegal immigrants.


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Judge Thomas Thrash also granted a request from civil liberties groups to block a part of Georgia's law that penalizes people who knowingly and willingly transport or harbor illegal immigrants while committing another crime.


"The defendants wildly exaggerate the scope of the federal crime of harboring under (the law) when they claim that the Plaintiffs are violating federal immigration law by giving rides to their friends and neighbors who are illegal aliens," he said.


The judge was especially critical of that provision, blasting the state's assertion that federal immigration enforcement is "passive." Thrash noted that federal immigration officers remove more than 900 foreign citizens from the country on an average day.


He also wrote that the state measure would overstep the enforcement boundaries established by federal law. Thrash noted that there are thousands of illegal immigrants in Georgia because of the "insatiable demand in decades gone by for cheap labor" in the agriculture and construction industries. But he said the federal government gives priority to prosecuting and removing illegal immigrants who have committed crimes.


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  1. George Chell returning from Singapore's Avatar
    Not very surprised...Georgia wants to return to Jim Crow!
  2. Another Voice's Avatar
    The whole south wants to return to Jim Crow...look at the states that followed AZ all in the south. I guess racism is pretty much alive and kicking there...
  3. Another Voice's Avatar
    Hacked Arizona Police Document Contradicts McCain and Brewer's Border Violence Claims

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/27/hacked-arizona-police-documents_n_885603.html
  4. Another Voice's Avatar
    South Carolina Latest State To Enact A Controversial Immigration Law

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/24/republicans-state-immigration-reform_n_884175.html
  5. gg's Avatar
    Dems Push Ahead With DREAM Act, as ICE Offers New Guidelines for Illegal Immigrant Cases

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/06/27/dems-push-ahead-with-dream-act-as-ice-offers-new-guidelines-for-illegal/#ixzz1QaudCqUc

  6. Apacha's Avatar
    Any updates on HR 2161. Guess it is another carrot for the legals who are being told "We care about you and your contributions; but keep waiting!!!".
  7. George Chell in the West Coast's Avatar
    "South Carolina Latest State To Enact A Controversial Immigration Law"

    And they have an Indian-American governor, who of course might think she is white...she looks white anyway!
  8. Another Voice's Avatar
    "And they have an Indian-American governor, who of course might think she is white..."

    Similar to the governator, they are so desperate to fit in the republican party that they sell out their own to accomplish it....
  9. F's Avatar
    "Similar to the governator, they are so desperate to fit in the republican party that they sell out their own to accomplish it....

    "

    I guess , you can add Susana Martinez and Marco Rubio to the list as well.
  10. Another Voice's Avatar
    "I guess , you can add Susana Martinez and Marco Rubio to the list as well."

    Yup is the only way the republicans can pin people against each other find some sell outs and confront their ethnic group with voting against their own.
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