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Federal Court Blocks Most of GA, AL Anti-Immigrant Laws

August 22, 2012 (1 min read)


"A federal appeals court today blocked key provisions of Alabama and Georgia’s anti-immigrant laws. Significantly, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit found that section 28 of Alabama’s law which requires the immigration verification of newly enrolled K – 12 students, violates the Equal Protection Clause and could interfere with children’s constitutional right to education. The court also blocked the registration and contracts provisions found in Alabama’s law, HB 56. In Georgia, the court determined that a section criminalizing transporting or harboring of immigrants was not permissible.  In both Georgia and Alabama, the court issued a narrow ruling allowing the “show me your papers” provisions of HB 56 and HB 87 to remain in or go into effect, but leaving open the possibility of future challenges on civil rights or due process grounds." - CBS42, Aug. 20, 2012.

Links to the 3 decisions issued 8-20-12 by CA11: