By The Associated Press
The new law the subject of heated debate in the Legislature shares some similarities to a controversial law enacted last year in Arizona and another enacted this year in Utah. Part or all of those two laws have been blocked by federal judges, and opponents have said they'll sue to try to block Georgia's law.
It authorizes law enforcement officers to check the immigration status of certain suspects and to detain them if they are in the country illegally. It penalizes people who knowingly transport or harbor illegal immigrants and makes it a felony to present false documents or information when applying for a job.
Most parts of the new law are set to enter into effect July 1. A requirement for private employers to use a federal database called E-Verify to check the immigration status of new hires is set to be phased in, with all employers with more than 10 employees required to comply by July 2013.
Opponents of the measure say it could lead to racial profiling and could harm the state's economy, while supporters say it's necessary because illegal immigrants are a drain on Georgia's resources.
A federal judge blocked some provisions of Arizona's law last year after the federal government sued, and an appeals court upheld that decision last month. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Monday the state plans to appeal directly to the U.S. Supreme Court.
A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a similar law enacted this year in Utah after civil liberties groups sued to keep it from entering into effect. That judge cited similarities to the most controversial parts of Arizona's law. A hearing is set for mid-July to determine whether an injunction will be issued or the law can go into effect.
Once again, the people have spoken, and once again ZOG is ignoring them. Another state cracks down on illegals, and ZOG begins another lawsuit. I wonder what the reaction would be if these states ignored ZOG and their courts and began enforcing their new laws anyway? With about half the states in the Union enacting tougher immigration laws, ZOG would have its hands full.
If I were a state governor, I'd discuss the possibility with other governors, and see where it takes us.
We have got to start standing up to ZOG and saying ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Until we get some backbone, ZOG will continue to flaunt the will of the people. It's a shame that we have so many people who are either brainwashed or suffering from chronic apathy (it's epidemic these days). If enough of us would stand together, we could affect some real change. Unfortunately, there's almost always a game on TV, so no one wants to be bothered. I hate to say it, but people are getting exactly what they deserve. Immigrant invasion, devaluation of the dollar, skyrocketing prices, uncaring leaders, heartless Judeo-Capitalists. Until enough people are willing to put out a little effort, our enemies will continue to win.
Comrades, the ANP can't do it alone. We need everyone to pull together. Put down that beer, turn off that TV and DO SOMETHING. Our May blitz is a good start. I'm up to 200 pieces of literature this month. How about you? If you haven't done yours yet, it's not too late. Don't put it off, get it done now!
Attending our Illinois conference next month and/or Laurens in July is another thing you can do. Don't be afraid to take a couple of days off. Most of you have vacation time. Use some of it. It may cut into your fishing trip in August, but we all have to make sacrifices if we want change. If you don't have any vacation time, call in sick, if they don't require a doctor's note. Sacrifice, comrades, sacrifice.
BTW, if it's a question of transportation, since most of us are driving all or part of the way, email or write HQ and tell them where you live, that you'd like to attend, but need a ride, and if anyone
happens to be going through their area, you may be able to get a ride. For security reasons, I will NOT give out anyone's travel plans, including my own on this blog. You'll have to go through HQ, and they won't be able to help you unless you are an Official Supporter. I hope to see many of you there.