Thursday, June 2, 2011


A coalition of civil rights groups filed a federal class-action lawsuit today against HB87 - Georgia's so called "Immigration Law" arguing among other issues that it is not constitutional.
The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court in Atlanta, and argues that the Georgia law represents an unconstitutional interference with federal law, requires unreasonable searches of suspected illegal immigrants in violation of the Fourth Amendment, and violates the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause, not to mention turning Georgia into a police state.
The suit is spearheaded by the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, Service Employees International Union, among other organizations.
The lawsuit targets the "Driving While Hispanic" portion of HB87, racial profiling and other constitutional challenges.
Next step is probably asking for an injunction against the law being implemented.
So far the federal government is taking its time.

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