Wed., July 6, 2011 8:55am
The state attorney general's office says the state has filed a notice of appeal of a federal judge's ruling that blocked parts of the Georgia law cracking down on illegal immigration from taking effect. The official appeal has not yet been filed with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. The 11th Circuit filing will include a brief that will lay out the state's objections to the ruling.
Thu., June 30, 2011 3:52pm
A federal judge blocked two sections of Georgia's immigration law earlier this week, but the rest of the law is set to take effect. Beginning Friday, it will be a felony to use false documents when applying for a job. Another part of the law creates a board to investigate complaints about government officials not complying with state laws on illegal immigration.
Tue., June 28, 2011 4:10pm
Latino groups are calling on immigrants in Georgia to skip work on Friday and refrain from buying anything. That’s the day the state’s new immigration law, known as House Bill 87, goes into effect.
Mon., June 27, 2011 3:08pm
A federal judge on Monday blocked parts of Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration from taking effect until a legal challenge is resolved.
Thu., June 23, 2011 4:55pm
An agriculture industry group estimates a shortage of migrant labor may wind up costing Georgia fruit and vegetable farmers $300 million in crop losses. Officials worry the total economic impact will be even greater if crops from the next harvest are lost.
Thu., June 16, 2011 9:53am
Mexico and 10 other countries have filed amicus briefs in a lawsuit that asks a judge to declare Georgia's new immigration law unconstitutional and to block it from being enforced. The lawsuit was filed two weeks ago by civil liberties groups.
Wed., June 8, 2011 11:42am
A survey by an agriculture group has found widespread labor shortages on Georgia farms. Farmers say the new immigration law is causing migrant laborers to leave the state.
Mon., June 6, 2011 12:21pm
Governor Nathan Deal says labor shortages at some South Georgia farms could provide jobs for the unemployed. But agriculture and labor experts say harvesting jobs typically don’t appeal to many native-born workers.
Thu., June 2, 2011 4:36pm
The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia filed a class action lawsuit today against the state’s new immigration law. The legal complaint alleges that the statute pre-empts federal law.
Thu., June 2, 2011 10:27am
The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia will hold a press conference today at the state Capitol to announce a lawsuit against Georgia’s new immigration law.