Friday, June 24, 2011
2000 CAB DRIVERS JOIN AGAINST HB87
2,000 drivers and cab companies from the metro Atlanta area hired a law firm to represent them in opposition of HB87. The cab drivers may be in jeopardy for arrest for harboring - transporting illegal immigrant while committing a crime (such as speeding for example). Penalty for harboring under HB87 is 15 years in prison. So it's not hard to understand why the taxi drivers are concerned. Even though transporting less than seven undocumented people is a misdemeanor, driving more than seven is a felony. Cab drivers do not want to be pulled over and have their passengers checked for immigration papers so they joined the suit. Judge Thrash please rule for the good side (and it is not Georgia)!