June 27th, 2011
03:00 PM ET

Judge blocks Georgia law targeting illegal immigrants

A federal judge in Atlanta, Georgia, has blocked a controversial state law cracking down on illegal immigrants from taking effect until the broader legal issues are resolved.

Monday's order by Judge Thomas Thrash, which CNN has obtained, temporarily prevents enforcement of the law, which would penalize those who transport or harbor illegal immigrants.

The case is Georgia Latino Alliance v. Deal. The law, known as HB 87, was scheduled to go into effect Friday.

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  1. Big Game James

    You wanna go to war? Okay! Step up! We've been hearing this "take our country back" crap for two years! Do something! Stop typing and get locked and loaded. Oh and before you do check youtube: presidential motorcade...then realize how playing soldier in the woods on the weekends really didn't prepare you for that. And then get back to blogging. Or some p&$$y will hide in the bushes or blow up school. Get outta here with that pseudo-patriotic rhetoric about what you're gonna do. If you gotta job or go to school you're going to get up and go to it! If you don't have a job and you are about something you are going to get up and look for one. If you are a POS criminal you are going to get up and commit crime. That goes for all of us!

    June 27, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Dick Hertz

      The POS criminals are who we're trying to get rid of. We should include POS traitors like you. I was a small arms instructor when I did my Active duty. I can't wait to get it on with our Invaders and traitors like you. You are lower than the invaders themselves.

      June 28, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. Ziggy

    When the Repulicans finish with this country; it will be the rich with all the benefits and bunch of poor with no benefits...just like Mexico, why would they bother to come here.

    June 28, 2011 at 12:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • libertymule

      Ziggy, they come here because for the last few decades the US has been the staple of wealth in the world. Now that the bubble burst and we have been in a recession the last few years its becoming less and less so. Basically whats happening is we are returning to where we should be, more or less level with the rest of the world. In the next ten years or so the US will no longer be the world superpower and people may no longer want to immigrate here as much (As much meaning we are an easy country to move to even after 9/11 and we would still be #2 on world power list, plus werre on the same continent as Mexico). It may very well be China next, but, they obviously have plenty of manpower so who knows.

      June 30, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. dillon

    Every day a new oppressive ruling from a federal judge, stripping rights from the States or citizens. The end of America has come. We have slid to far down the slippery slope of oppression. Our government has lost its checks and balances. Judges, especially federal and even more so, the Supreme Court, have become exactly what they were meant to NOT be, political tools.

    June 28, 2011 at 7:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Equal for all

    I guess we all need to just pack up and each and every one of us go back to where our ancestors came from...and give the land back to the Indians from which it was stolen......America is going down hill anyways...Government!!! Eventually we will be trying to run south of the border!!

    June 28, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. libertymule

    Whether we like it or not illegal labor is the backbone that supports America. Illegal’s take the jobs that Americans can't/won't do and free us up to take on jobs that appeal to us more. Immigrants come from everywhere around the world Mexicans just get targeted because they’re easier to deport (literally, they’re right down there V). We are past the point where you can just up and try to kick them all out because… why exactly? Because they pick our fruit in the grueling heat for dollars a day when no American will? No, we are far beyond just up and kicking them out, its not something that we do easily anymore. Georgia has millions of dollars of fruit just rotting away with no one to pick it because we scared illegals away. At least it got blocked but look at what could have happened. How much do you think the cost of that fruit went up and could have gone up if the law wasn’t blocked? Demand will not change overnight you know.
    There was an idea floating around of getting people on probation to work in the field, haha, here are some problems with that.
    1. They can’t take the heat
    2. They can’t work the hours
    3. They are not skilled in the trade to do the job properly
    4. They are under no obligation to do anything.
    That last one is important because those people on probation for the most part didn’t get much done at all, most just up and quit only a few hours into work. There were a rare few who stuck to it and good for them but the larger picture is that you can’t replace a hard worker with a non worker. There was also an idea of getting inmates to work the fields, ah like the good old days when we actually punished our prisoners. I actually though that was a brilliant idea. They’re in prison right so what a perfect punishment. But that also raises some concerns like:
    1. Security needed to control the environment
    2. You can bet Human Rights groups will be all over it
    3. People will have problems with prisoners picking their fruit.
    I have nothing against an inmate’s picking fruit as mentioned in my earlier paragraph but I made a comment of it because I guarantee ‘someone’ will and I honestly do not have any idea what would come of that but it can’t be anything as fun as actually punishing our prisoners.
    No, what needs to happen is a new system for granting work permits for people who want to come to America and work. It needs to be easier to get this working permit for one but on that same note we should be strict in our rules about obtaining them. These immigrants are not going to just leave; we need to input a system that puts them to the best use. Get them on a legal working system charge them a fair “workers tax” and let them work. We would still need to round them all up and get them identified but this would be just to get them on the grid legally and allow them to do what we as Americans simply don’t want to, if you think about it that’s what it really is. At least this way Uncle Sam get his cut and we do away with the under the table stuff. Hell, it may even be of huge interest for the next census if we track people this way.

    June 30, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. GANDMARAO

    ATLANTA IS SAFE HEAVEN FOR ILLEGAL INDIANS AND PAKISTANIS CRIMINALS AND WOULD BE TERRORIST....MOST OF THEM LIVE IN CONGESTED MITE AND RATS INFESTED APARTMENTS IN CARRIAGE PLACE COURT, PRINCESS PARK, SUNRISE ON THE DEKALB INDUSTRIAL AVENUE. YOU WILL FIND ILLEGALS INDIANS AND PAKISTANIS WORK ENDLESSLY NIGHT AND DAY IN CHERIANS SUPERMARKET, PATEL SUPERMARKET, SUNNY,S WHOLESELLERS. THE INDIAN AND PAKISTANIS OWNED GAS STATIONS EMPLOY ILLEGALS CAUSE THEY CAN HIDE THE FORGERIES DONE IN TAX RETURNS. SELL ILLEGAL GOODS WITH NO ENTRY CHECK UPS IN THE CUSTOMS. GAMBLING IN SLOT MACHINES IS A DAILY BREAD FOR THESE ILLEGALS IN GAS STATIONS......CHERIANS SELL ILEGAL TOBACO OVER THE PHONE CARD STALL. THESE TOBACO IS ONLY SOLD TO REGULAR CUSTOMERS....IT SHOWS HOW THE USIC AND HOMELAND SECURITY IS INVOLVED IN CORRUPTION OF LETTING ALL THIS HAPPEN. WHY THE FACT USCI AND HOMELAND SECURITY, POLICE, FBI, CIA NEGLECT SUCH ILLEGAL OFFENCES.....THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG IN THE SYSTEM. TALK ABOUT UK AND EUROPE AT LARGE ILEGALS ARE DEPORTED IN HUNDREDS EVERYDAY....STOP AND SEARCH IS VALID BY AUTHORISING THE POLICE..WHAT IN US WOULD BE LAW ENFORCEMENT.....BUT I SEE NOTHING IN POSITIVE MANNER....IF AN ILEGAL IS CAUGHT...THE LAWYERS TAKE THEIR SHARES IN FEES AND BRIBES TO DEFEND THE ILLEGALS.....WAIT UNTILL THE NEXT HORROR UPRISING OF THESE ILEGALS INVADERS SHOW THEIR TERRORIST TECHNIQUES THEN USA WILL SUDDENLY REALISE THAT ACTION SHOULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN EARLY....IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO DO THAT FOR THE USCIS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT TO ACT NOW...NOW...NOW!!!!!!

    July 6, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. RUFFNUTT

    thank you... for all your help..

    June 27, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. In God I trust

    Hector that will not make white ppl like u. you white wanna be. You an immigrant too. Just thank God that ur not illegal since someone in ur family pay the price already.

    June 27, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. carol

    nasty remark you must be a redneck

    June 27, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. cecilia

    why don't you grow the h up what a crappy thing to say to someone

    June 27, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. wisper9999

    WOW – you have issues. Usually it's the poor or illegal's that have bad grammar...race has nothing to do with it..

    June 27, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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