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Federal Court Blocks Most of GA, AL Immigration Laws

Posted: Aug 21, 2012


A federal district court in Atlanta struck down major provisions of state anti-immigrant laws in both Alabama and Georgia on Monday. The decisions follow June's Supreme Court decision that struck down provisions of Arizona's SB 1070.

The court struck down most of Alabama’s anti-immigrant law HB 56, including the controversial provision that required schools to check the immigration status of students enrolled in the state's public schools; and its registration and contracts provisions.

A provision of Georgia's law (HB 87), which made it a state crime to transport or harbor an undocumented resident, was also struck down.

The court, however, did uphold the “show me your papers” provisions of HB 56 and HB 87 to remain in or go into effect, but leaving open the possibility of future challenges on civil rights or due process grounds.




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