Federal Appeals Court puts brakes on most provisions of Georgia and Alabama’s immigration laws
With the ongoing excitement over the Deferred Action program for DREAMer students, it’s hard to remember (outside Arizona) that there are some states still trying to enforce their own versions of immigration law.
A couple of the most recent states that joined with Arizona were Georgia and Alabama. And like Arizona, they were taken to court. Today, the federal 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on the recent immigration laws passed in both states.
According to ImmigrationImpact:
In a series of decisions issued Monday afternoon, a federal appeals court in Atlanta struck down major portions of controversial immigration laws passed by Alabama and Georgia — including a provision requiring public school officials to determine the immigration status of newly enrolling students.
However, the court ruled that Georgia can enforce the infamous “show me your papers” provision allowing local police to investigate the immigration status of suspects, but the court made it clear that Georgia officials do so at their own risk.
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