New Georgia Law Targeting Illegal Immigration takes Effect Friday
Friday, July 1st, 2011
Much of Georgia’s stringent new law aimed at illegal immigration takes effect Friday.
Sure, a federal judge on Monday put on hold two parts of the law pending the outcome of a lawsuit challenging the measure’s constitutionality. But those parts represent only a fraction of House Bill 87, which spans 27 pages.
Both sides in the debate over illegal immigration in Georgia are promising the court battle over the law isn’t over. Meanwhile, opponents of the measure plan to demonstrate Friday by refusing to work or shop as part of a “Day Without Immigrants.” The opponents also plan to converge Saturday on the state Capitol for a “March for Justice.”