Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Another One Bites the Dust? Court Enjoins Key Provisions of Georgia Immigration Law


States continue to pass immigration laws and courts keep enjoining themImmigrationProf reported on the injunction entered last week by a federal court barring the implementation of Indiana's immigration law.  Georgia is the latest state with an immigration law that has been enjoined.

As CNN (see also N.Y. Times article) reports, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction yesteday blocking the implementation of key provisions of a new Georgia immigration law.   Most of the law, known as HB 87, was scheduled to go into effect Friday.

The district court's ruling blocks enforcement of two of the most controversial sections of the Georgia law. One would require law enforcement officers to check the immigration status of suspects without identification. The other would punish suspects who transport or house someone unlawfully in the United States.

Here is a copy of the court's order.  Expect attempts to enjoin the Alabama and South Carolina immigration laws to be brought before they go into effect.



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