Posted: 12:26 PM Mar 22, 2011
Reporter: The Associated Press
Supporters of the legislation say the bills, which include some provisions that are similar to a tough law enacted last year in Arizona, are necessary to fight illegal immigration in the state since the federal government hasn’t solved the problemATLANTA — The Indigo Girls plan to join activist groups at a rally at the Georgia state Capitol to protest proposed immigration laws.
The folk rock duo plans to speak and perform at the rally Thursday that is organized by a coalition of civil liberties and immigrant rights groups. Organizers say they expect thousands of people, including students and religious leaders.
The groups say immigration legislation proposed by state Rep. Matt Ramsey and state Sen. Jack Murphy, both Republicans, would harm Georgia’s economy and lead to racial profiling.