A reporter for Georgia's largest Spanish-language newspaper is facing deportation after a judge denied his application for asylum. An immigration judge last month denied his request for asylum and ordered him, his wife and his daughter to leave the country within 60 days.
Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s immigration law is expected to resolve parts of Georgia’s immigration crackdown that are still tied up in court. But the High Court ruling does not clear up questions about another piece of the nation’s immigration debate. It’s an order Pres. Obama issued this month that will spare some young undocumented residents from deportation. The directive’s impact in Georgia is uncertain.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that parts of an Arizona immigration law are unconstitutional. The law is a model for a similar Georgia measure partly blocked by a federal court. The High Court ruling now means a federal court in Atlanta can rule on Georgia’s immigration law.
The Supreme Court has struck down key provisions of Arizona's crackdown on immigrants. But the court said Monday that one part of the law requiring police to check the status of someone they suspect is not in the United States legally could go forward. Even there, though, the justices said the provision could be subject to additional legal challenges.
Some undocumented young people in Georgia remain skeptical about an order issued by Pres. Obama last week that could spare them from deportation. They say the government has reneged on similar reprieves in the past.
Pres. Obama issued an executive order Friday. It gives immunity to some undocumented people from deportation. It will affect the majority of the estimated 400,000 undocumented residents in Georgia, experts say. That figure includes many students who were brought here illegally as children.
The U.S. Supreme Court will rule this month on Arizona’s immigration law. The decision will have an immediate impact on a similar Georgia law, which a federal court has blocked. But Georgia’s immigration dilemma will continue regardless of the court’s decision.
Political power in the U.S. hinges, in part, on immigration reform and other issues important to Hispanic voters. That’s according to former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez who spoke at an immigration conference Monday in Atlanta.