Georgia Immigration Lawsuit

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia said in a statement Wednesday that the groups plan to hold a news conference later today to discuss the suit.

The law enforcement provisions in Georgia's law are similar to a Utah law enacted this year and echo some parts of a law enacted last year in Arizona. All or parts of those laws have been blocked by federal judges.

The Georgia law authorizes law enforcement to check immigration status of a suspect who cannot provide an accepted form of identification, among other provisions.

The groups say it "establishes a `show-me-your-papers' police state, encourages racial profiling, endangers public safety and betrays American values."


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  • by DTH Location: Tallahassee on Jun 3, 2011 at 07:59 AM
    You know it must be a good Law if Groups are filing Lawsuits.
  • by Cause I Said so on Jun 2, 2011 at 04:58 PM
    Bob you are a liar and seek to divert from the facts. Typical ploy of the weak.I never once mentioned immigrants. You ma'am are a CAD, and possibly a paid and or trained operative out to demonize label and difuse any real debate about the facts of this issue. You have nothing but a played out word game to use, a tactic known by many now. Facts are facts, Illegals/ Undocumented/ Border Pirates/ from all over the globe come here illegally bringing with them all sorts of ills to plague society with. GOOCH. You said " Your characterizations tell us everything we need to know about you" So you are a we and I am just a single entity that shouldnt have a voice about what happens in my country? You got another thing coming! Matter a fact I hope ICE is looking over this story and sees your "WE" post and tracks you down and checks you out! I might even give them a heads up if they dont already have it.
  • by Cause I Said so on Jun 2, 2011 at 09:48 AM
    To all you illegals,, just go to the democratic headquarters and register as a dem and they'll help you get your green card! Illegals are killing our families, filling our prisons, stealing and undercutting our jobs. Voting and influencing elections. Destroying small town economies and bringing in illnesses and ailments like TB and bedbugs, whooping cough and a domestic violence level that is equal to none. Straining our schools and hospitals to bankrupt. Wake up America!
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      by Bob Jones on Jun 2, 2011 at 10:19 AM in reply to Cause I Said so
      Bedbugs, really? You haters have no shame. Why not blame them for the current drought too. You are one pathetic humab being - which is giving you more credence than YOU are giving THEM. Loser.
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        by Jim Jones on Jun 2, 2011 at 11:11 AM in reply to Bob Jones
        Ohh one of my followers,, hows the koolaide? You pick out one point then label me personally. You are one brain dead gooch. This isnt an us them issue. Prove our schools and hospitals arent being flooded, prove our families arent being killed raped and robbed by the thousands every year by illegals, prove our prisons arent flooded with them, prove that TB Whooping cough and bedbugs arent coming in from these other countries. Illnesses Americans have gotten rid of for generations are flooding into our health departments and hospitals and schools from the illegals that arent getting screened. You dont want the rest of America to know the truth about this so you name call and snipe like a back stabbing school girl. Punk!
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          by Bob Jones on Jun 2, 2011 at 12:22 PM in reply to Jim Jones
          I don't have to prove anything just because you make unsubstantiated claims about immigrants. Your characterizations tell us everything we need to know about you. I defy you to list a single job that one of these people have "stolen" from you over the years. If you behave like an old-school bigot then don't complain when you get called on it. Don't like immigrants, fine. Just stick to the facts.
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          by agree but what can we do. on Jun 2, 2011 at 03:58 PM in reply to Jim Jones
          yea america took on 12 to 15 more residents,almost trippled property taxes, had to build schools not to leane anyone behind.
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          by ga on Jun 3, 2011 at 04:44 AM in reply to Jim Jones
          AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Frank Location: Valdosta on Jun 2, 2011 at 05:38 AM
    The ACLU is anti-american.Why is the ACLU trying to destroy us.
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      by Mike on Jun 2, 2011 at 06:35 AM in reply to Frank
      Because a whole bunch of libtards are willing to pay them to do it. Any more questions . . . ?
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      by Cynthia on Jun 2, 2011 at 06:40 AM in reply to Frank
      Because the lawyers and judges have allowed them too. Disgusting.
  • by Georgia Mom on Jun 2, 2011 at 05:32 AM
    Hopefully there will be enough Georgians standing up for this legislation that the lawsuit is successfully defended. These folks didn't just enter our country illegally, these illegal aliens (aka undocumented workers) often use fake IDs that they present to the school system, hospital, health department, etc. and it is not uncommon for them to use more than 1 fake ID. It makes getting reimbursement from Medicaid (yes they qualify under certain conditions for emergency M'caid) and billing difficult not to mention that if a USA citizen did the same thing we'd be arrested and prosecuted. Knowing first hand how prevalent this practice is in our rural community and the length of time it has been going on, the state government had to deal with the problem. Until the federal government comes up with a workable solution where immigrants are processed faster, given temporary work permits, etc. then we have to right to save our state. No apologies.
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      by another Ga Mom on Jun 21, 2011 at 02:49 PM in reply to Georgia Mom
      Amen And Amen...........They Also Know How to Tap into your Utilities, Phone services, water I know this First Hand I Bought property some 30 years ago and Thought It would be a Peaceful Neighborhood with only 4 neighbors , Boy was I wrong . Today I am Surrounded by Illegals. Who Have Done water Tapping Electric Taping Cable Tapping Phones also and when you go to Court About it The Judge just tells them to get Legal within 30 days ...And it NEVER HAPPEMS
  • by Dave Location: So. Ga. on Jun 2, 2011 at 05:18 AM
    Here is the greatest guideline for lawsuits and legislation. If the ACLU is against it, American voters are FOR it. The sole goal of the ACLU is to destroy American ideals and values using our own court system.
  • by Lady on Jun 2, 2011 at 04:53 AM
    Wow...this country has gotten to a part that we can trust no more, but their is someone that is watching everything he is God..His going to judge for everything.
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      by anon on Jun 2, 2011 at 06:08 AM in reply to Lady
      Translate please. Your post makes no sense.
  • by FL resident Location: Tally on Jun 2, 2011 at 04:51 AM
    Hey GA, maybe if we copy your immigration law and you start drug testing your welfare dead beats, all the undesirables will leave the south. Wouldn't that be a wonderful day?
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      by Dave on Jun 2, 2011 at 11:52 AM in reply to FL resident
      So long as your definition of "undesirables" includes all the ignorant rednecks in across the region. Ye haw!
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