• ITS NOW LEGAL TO ARREST ILLEGAL ALIENS - Court: Ga. police may verify illegal immigration status

    A federal appeals court ruled Monday that law enforcement in Georgia may verify the immigration status of criminal suspects who fail to produce proper identification.

    A three-judge panel of 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that a lower court's hold blocking that section of the state's 2011 immigration law should be lifted. It was not immediately clear when that would happen.

    Court: Ga. police may verify immigration status

    BILL BARROW, Associated Press
    Monday, August 20, 2012

    The panel did leave in place part of the injunction blocking a section that allows for the prosecution of certain individuals who knowingly harbor or transport an illegal immigrant during the commission of a crime.

    A lower court must still rule on the broader challenge to the law by activist groups and labor unions. Monday's decision dealt only with preliminary injunctions.
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