August 21, 2012
by Max Slater
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit struck down several provisions of Alabama's controversial immigration law on Monday while upholding a few sections of the law. The court also rejected part of Georgia's immigration law. The appeals court blocked four sections of HB 56, including a ...[read more]
May 18, 2012
by Leah Kathryn Sell
JURIST Guest Columnist Azadeh Shahshahani, Director of the National Security/Immigrants' Rights Project at of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, says that Georgia HB 87, which requires residents to carry proof of citizenship, has negatively impacted both the state's economy and ...[read more]
May 13, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On May 13, 2011, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed HB 87, an "Arizona-style" anti-illegal immigration bill, into law. Governor Deal's signature followed the Georgia General Assembly's approval of the measure the previous month. Like Arizona's controversial SB 1070, HB 87 also authorizes police ...[read more]
August 16, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens filed an appeal Monday in the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit seeking to overturn a recent injunction of a controversial immigration law. A judge from the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction for the ...[read more]
July 6, 2011
by Julia Zebley
Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens filed a notice of appeal in the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on Tuesday, stating that he plans to appeal the recent injunction of a controversial immigration bill. Judge Thomas Thrash issued a preliminary injunction for the plaintiffs... ...[read more]
June 28, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on Monday blocked two sections of the state's controversial immigration bill that was signed into law last month. Judge Thomas Thrash issued a preliminary injunction at the request of the plaintiffs, including the American ...[read more]
June 16, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The governments of Mexico and several other countries, along with the Anti-Defamation League filed amicus briefs on Thursday in support of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) class action lawsuit against Georgia's new immigration law. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El ...[read more]
June 2, 2011
by Zach Zagger
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) and a coalition of other civil rights groups filed a class action lawsuit Thursday challenging a Georgia immigration law similar to Arizona law already being challenged in federal court. The groups filed the ...[read more]
May 14, 2011
by Dan Taglioli
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law on Friday an "Arizona style" anti-illegal immigration bill that allows law enforcement officers to ask about immigration status when questioning suspects in criminal investigations. The law also imposes fines and prison sentences of up to one year for ...[read more]
April 15, 2011
by Michael Haggerson
The Georgia General Assembly passed an Arizona-style immigration bill on Thursday that requires police to check the immigration status of anyone they have probable cause to believe has committed a criminal offense and requires businesses to use E-Verify to check the immigration status of potential ...[read more]

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