Georgia Appeals Ruling Blocking Part of Immigration Law

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Atlanta, GA (AP) - Attorneys for the state of Georgia say they've
appealed a federal judge's decision blocking parts of the state's
law cracking down on illegal immigration.

Spokeswoman Lauren Kane says the appeal was filed Monday with
the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. The state provided The
Associated Press with a copy of the appeal, which requests oral
arguments and outlines the state's objections to the judge's
ruling.

A judge on June 27 granted a request by civil liberties groups
to block two sections of the law from taking effect until a lawsuit
challenging the law's constitutionality has been resolved.

One blocked provision authorizes police to check the immigration
status of certain suspects and to detain illegal immigrants.
Another penalizes people who knowingly transport or harbor illegal
immigrants while committing another crime.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Jim Location: Gadsden County on Aug 16, 2011 at 08:41 AM
    Keep fighting Georgia. Go home illegal aliens. Do it the right way or don't do it....
  • by gaboy Location: ga on Aug 16, 2011 at 05:16 AM
    good example of special interest groups getting there way.....these groups don't even live or take part of whats in this state..........THIS IS WRONG !!!!! GA. SHOULD BE ABLE TO GOVERN ITSELF
  • by Janny Location: Tallahassee on Aug 16, 2011 at 04:26 AM
    If you weren't born here in the USA, send everyone back to rat infested hole they craweled out of. No green card, then American's would have jobs.
  • by Georgia Mom Location: Whigham on Aug 16, 2011 at 02:23 AM
    This is wrong, the state should be allowed to enact and enforce this immigration law since the federal government has failed to act. The American taxpayer cannot afford the growing burden of supporting our own deadbeats who've NEVER worked, much less folks who aren't even US citizens! Political correctness and not wanting to offend anyone has taken our great country to it's knees, it has to end!
    • reply
      by Janny on Aug 16, 2011 at 06:41 AM in reply to Georgia Mom
      Amen Georgia Mom.... Political correctness no longer has a place in our country.
    • reply
      by PrezNixon on Aug 16, 2011 at 09:09 AM in reply to Georgia Mom
      But who would vote for ovomit if they enact this law?
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