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    Group cites immigration law in moving conference from Atlanta

    Group cites immigration law in moving conference from Atlanta

    By Laura Diamond
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    The American Educational Research Association moved its 2013 annual meeting from Atlanta to San Francisco because of Georgia's new immigration law, the group announced in a news release.
    Last year Georgia lawmakers passed House Bill 87, a sweeping anti-illegal immigration law that proponents say will deter illegal immigrants from coming to Georgia and burdening the state's taxpayer-funded public schools, hospitals and jails.
    Critics of the law say it is unconstitutional, and a coalition of civil and immigrant rights groups is challenging it in court.
    Modeled after Arizona's law, Georgia's measure allows police to investigate the immigration status of certain suspects and punishes people who transport or harbor illegal immigrants. A federal judge put parts of the law on hold, and the state is appealing that decision to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
    The council that heads the research association previously passed a resolution saying it would not hold meetings in Arizona until its bill was repealed. The group, which says it draws more than 15,000 to its annual meetings, applied the same rules to Georgia.
    "HB 87 seriously compromises the viability of AERAís holding a conference where all its members will be welcome," the group said in a statement last week.
    Group cites immigration law in moving conference from Atlanta *| ajc.com

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    "HB 87 seriously compromises the viability of AERA’s holding a conference where all its members will be welcome,"

    Did AERA just admit that many of its members are ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by American-ized View Post
    "HB 87 seriously compromises the viability of AERA’s holding a conference where all its members will be welcome,"

    Did AERA just admit that many of its members are ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS????????????
    Possibly, but more likely the groups leaders have been stirring up trouble. I work with a very nice, intelligent black woman who was concerned about visiting AZ because she might be stopped and thrown in jail. Trying to convince her that she is a citizen and has a driver's license was difficult. She belongs to a minority rights group that had been spreading rumors and falsehoods about the AZ law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReggieMay View Post
    Possibly, but more likely the groups leaders have been stirring up trouble. I work with a very nice, intelligent black woman who was concerned about visiting AZ because she might be stopped and thrown in jail. Trying to convince her that she is a citizen and has a driver's license was difficult. She belongs to a minority rights group that had been spreading rumors and falsehoods about the AZ law.
    I have decided that America has been invaded by minority rights/advocacy groups. They hide under the mantra of fighting for the civil and human rights of minorities and immigrants, but are they really helping them? Does portraying illegal immigrants as victims and anyone who opposes illegal immigration as racists, mean and harsh, really help?

    Like a Pied Piper they are leading and encouraging illegal immigrants to break our laws. It is time that the light is shown on these groups for what they really are.

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