Georgia illegal immigration

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Illegal Immigrant Youth 'Come Out' for Reform

Young adults in Georgia risk deportation in immigration protest

(Newser) - Eighteen-year-old Dulce Guerrero kept quiet about being an illegal immigrant until earlier this year, when she became upset after a traffic stop that landed her mother in jail for two nights. The arrest came as Georgia lawmakers were crafting what would become one of the nation's toughest immigration crackdowns,... More »

Mexico Hops on Suit Over Georgia Immigration Law

10 other countries also sign on

(Newser) - Mexico and 10 other countries have filed amicus briefs in a lawsuit that asks a judge to declare Georgia's new immigration law unconstitutional and block it from being enforced. The lawsuit was filed two weeks ago by civil liberties groups, who are asking US District Judge Thomas Thrash to... More »

Santana to Georgia: You Should Be Ashamed of Yourself

Blasts state for 'cruel law,' and has harsh words for Arizona, too

(Newser) - Carlos Santana is not happy with Georgia's new immigration law —or the Arizona law it's modeled on, for that matter. "The people of Arizona, and the people of Atlanta, Georgia, you should be ashamed of yourselves," the musician said at yesterday's annual baseball Civil... More »

Georgia Passes Arizona-Style Immigration Bill

Governor Nathan Deal noncommittal about signing

(Newser) - Georgia lawmakers passed a bill in the mold of Arizona’s controversial illegal immigration measure yesterday, over strident objections from immigration advocates and the state’s powerful agriculture industry. The bill will force employers with 10 or more workers to check new hires’ immigration status, and give police the power... More »

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