The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday said a hold blocking Georgia from enforcing a section of its 2011 immigration law that allows law enforcement to verify the immigration status of criminal suspects who do not produce proper identification should be lifted.
Georgia police can verify immigration status http://t.co/PSCHFepG
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Alert Clownitano. RT @AP BREAKING: Appeals court rules that police in Georgia can ask for immigration documents from suspects
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) August 20, 2012
The ruling reiterates that “reliance on race, color, or national origin that is constitutionally prohibited, however, is expressly forbidden by the Georgia statute.”
The judgement echoes the Supreme Court’s June 25th decision upholding a similar section of Arizona’s immigration law, and criticism of the so-called “show your papers” legislation also echoes criticism of Arizona’s law.
What is this? Nazi Germany? RT @AP BREAKING: Appeals court rules that police in Georgia can ask for immigration documents from suspects.
— Rolen Widdahomees (@onerebeldevil) August 20, 2012
— morgan (@mer2291) August 20, 2012
— L A Johnson (@LAJohnson89) August 20, 2012
Another Rep#blican state declares Arizona type martial law. http://t.co/SKf0eBLP
— Hatchet Man (@C4XFire) August 20, 2012