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Rights groups file lawsuit against Georgia – Google News.

Rights groups file lawsuit against Georgia immigration law

CNN International – Maria Elisa Callejas, Gustavo Valdes – ‎58 minutes ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff Atlanta (CNN) — Several immigrant and civil rights organizations filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday against a new Georgia law aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration. The lawsuit argues that Georgia’s new law,

Civil rights groups file suit against Ga. immigration law

Newsday (subscription) – Stephen Ceasar – ‎2 hours ago‎
By AP By Stephen Ceasar Several civil rights groups filed a lawsuit this week seeking to halt Georgia’s stringent new immigration law that would allow law enforcement to check the immigration status of “criminal” suspects and force many business to do

Georgia immigration law taken to court

Los Angeles Times – Stephen Ceasar – ‎2 hours ago‎
The ACLU and other civil rights groups file suit against legislation that allows law enforcement to check the immigration status of criminal suspects. By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times Several civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to

Civil rights groups challenge Georgia’s immigration law

Reuters – David Beasley, Colleen Jenkins – ‎4 hours ago‎
ATLANTA (Reuters) – Civil rights groups filed a federal class action lawsuit on Thursday challenging Georgia’s tough new law cracking down on illegal immigrants, which is similar to one enacted by Arizona last year.

Lawsuit Challenges Georgia Immigration Law

Wall Street Journal – Arian Campo-Flores – ‎6 hours ago‎
A coalition of civil- and immigrant-rights groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday challenging an Arizona-style immigration law signed by Georgia Republican Gov. Nathan Deal last month. The measure, which is set to take effect on July

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Excerpts from the legal challenge to Georgia’s immigration law

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) – ‎9 hours ago‎
Below are excerpts from the lawsuit filed Thursday by the ACLU and other civil rights organizations – plus a handful of individual plaintiffs. [A]s confirmed by law enforcement officials in Georgia and elsewhere, HB 87 will subject Georgians—including

Your morning jolt: Lawsuit to argue that new immigration law will criminalize

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) – ‎12 hours ago‎
– One of the main components is the allegation that the law will result in racial profiling, which should surprise no one. The filing will include this line: “All Georgians, and particularly those of color, will be compelled to carry additional

Here comes the challenge to Georgia’s immigration law

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) – ‎Jun 1, 2011‎
Two weeks after Gov. Nathan Deal signed a strict illegal immigration bill into law, the ACLU and a coalition of other civil rights organizations are about to take the new law to court. The law permits law enforcement officers to inquire about an

United States

Georgia Law Enforcement Officials Get Training and Guidelines on What They Can

Fox News – ‎6 hours ago‎
AP Georgia law enforcement officials are undergoing training on how to handle the new immigration law. Law enforcement officials in Georgia are preparing for a new immigration law that is to take effect on July 1. The new law authorizes law enforcement

Groups say they’ve filed lawsuit challenging Georgia law cracking down on

Washington Post – ‎7 hours ago‎
By AP, ATLANTA — Civil liberties groups say they’ve filed a lawsuit to block Georgia’s law cracking down on illegal immigration. An attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union said the groups filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking class-action status.

ACLU to File Suit Against Georgia’s Immigration Law

Fox News – Elizabeth Llorente – ‎Jun 1, 2011‎
AP A rally against a proposed Arizona-style immigration bill Monday, April 11, 2011 outside the State Capitol in Atlanta. The bill was signed and the law is scheduled to go into effect on July 1. The American Civil Liberties Union

Atlanta, GA

Lawsuit filed against Georgia’s new immigration law

WXIA-TV – ‎2 hours ago‎
As promised, the American Civil Liberties Union and several other civil rights groups filed a Federal lawsuit, challenging the constitutionality of Georgia’s new immigration reform law. But even before they filed it, a big part of HB 87 may already be

South Georgia GOP mayor joins immigration lawsuit against state

WXIA-TV – ‎2 hours ago‎
UVALDA, GA — Uvalda has a population of 600. To the extent that it has an economic engine at all, it is agriculture — powered largely by migrant workers, typically from Mexico. “And they get done everything I could ask them to do,” said Rod Elkins,

Federal Lawsuit Seeks to Block New Ga Immigration Law

WABE – ‎4 hours ago‎
Mohammad Abdollahi says he and other undocumented youth will actively resist Georgia’s new immigration law. He wore this T-shirt at the state capital Thursday where the ACLU announced it’s suing to stop the controversial immigration law from taking

 

 

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