Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Appeals court allows Georgia to enforce show-me-your-papers law  | ajc.com

Appeals court allows Georgia to enforce show-me-your-papers law  | ajc.com

 federal appeals court in Atlanta ruled Monday that Georgia could soon start enforcing a key part of its sweeping immigration law, empowering state and local police to investigate the immigration status of suspects and take illegal immigrants to jail.

But the three-judge panel from the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also said it recognizes arguments from critics that this statute “invites a host of other problems, namely racial profiling,” and that such racial profiling could spur lawsuits

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