Receiving the most attention in the Georgia law is a section which would allow state and local police to investigate the immigration status of suspects they believe have committed state or federal crimes and who cannot produce identification or provide other information that could help police identify them. Also at issue is a provision that would punish those who knowingly harbor or transport illegal immigrants in the state while committing another crime.
The State of Georgia believes the law should be upheld in light of the striking similarities it bears to Arizona’s “show-me-your-papers law” which was upheld by Supreme Court decision. Opponents of Georgia’s law says the 11th Circuit should affirm the holds placed on the law arguing that the Supreme Court decision on Arizona’s law sets clear limits on the state’s authority.
Georgia is not the only state having to reassess their immigration laws. Alabama, Indiana, South Carolina and Utah have also passed immigration-enforcement laws of their own and must now assess what impact the U.S. Supreme Court ruling has on them.
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