3/21 – AJC – Immigration law protest planned for Thursday | ajc.com

Immigration law protest planned for Thursday  | ajc.com.

Georgia Politics 1:32 p.m. Monday, March 21, 201

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Immigrants, students, religious groups and members of the civil rights community will gather Thursday at the state Capitol for a protest against legislation they perceive as being anti-immigrant.

Immigrants, students, religious groups and members of the civil rights community will gather Thursday at the state Capitol for a protest against legislation they perceive as being anti-immigrant.

Demonstrators express their opposition to proposed legislation that cracks down on illegal immigration during a protest at the state Capitol on March 3.

Brant Sanderlin, bsanderlin@ajc.com Demonstrators express their opposition to proposed legislation that cracks down on illegal immigration during a protest at the state Capitol on March 3.


The organizers include members of the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights and the Georgia Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition. They are protesting outside the Gold Dome against HB 87 and SB 40, so-called Arizona copycat laws. Opponents claim the bills will harm Georgia’s economy and encourage racial profiling.

The protest will be held from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the Capitol steps facing Washington Street.

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