Thursday, May 19, 2011


While there is a chance that the authority of police to look at a person's immigration record based on HB87 will be stopped from being implemented by a federal judge, police chiefs across Georgia are debating how they will enforce HB87.
According to HB87, police can check immigration status of certain criminal suspects (even traffic offenders) if they fail to provide acceptable documentation. How will the police know what is acceptable documentation? They probably will not.
In addition, Frank Vincent Rotondo, the executive director of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, says enforcement can be difficult if the immigrant needs to be detained. That is because the federal facilities lack bed space and local police do not have spaces either.
I hope the injunction comes fast from the feds.

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