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. WVLady63

    What an IDIOT this judge is!!!!!!

    June 27, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. The upside

    To fufill the shortage of farm workers who fled the state it was proposed to hire people on probation or parole. They said no way to that. Instead of making it easier for a citzen to right his wrong and not go back to a life of crime we'll just hire someone who broke the law the second they set foot in our country. In any other country the police demand to see your identification and if your papers aren't in order out you go. How is that wrong? America is the only country where an illegal immigrant can be left alone because we don't want to hurt their feelings. We're worried about violating their rights when they have none to begin with. Me and my wife are saving to move out of the country. America is a sinking ship with no signs of hope. For the rich by the rich.

    June 27, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Liberal Redneck

    Whenever a nationality migrates to America they are all proud to be American. They learn the language and become a productive part of the society. Mexicans are the only nationality who could care less about the welfare and future of this country and only care about using this country's wealth for their own gain instead of taking responsibility for their failed country of origin. They showed the all mexican crowd at the mexico-US soccer game in LA the other day and the fans only cheered for the mexican team. I know what team those fans are on and its not ours. And no I will not marque dos for espanol.

    June 27, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sagebrush Shorty

      You forgot the Muslims, they refuse to assimilate also.

      June 27, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hispanic causing panic

      pariva, pavajo, al centro Mexico Mexico RA Ra Ra

      June 27, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • realnative

      Well I guess ur ancestors should have stayed in England then. But no u guys came and wanted it all to yourself. by the way... Thanks for all the diseases.

      June 27, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ryan in Michigan

      @realnative – Typical native response, pull the "poor me" pity card. Even though their rights run far more than most white people, including hunting, fishing, tribal lands, casinos, and sacred grounds to name a few. In case you've forgotten, your reservations are about to be overrun again by illegal immigrants in places like New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Arizona.

      June 27, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Carl

    The Georgia budget is "Bulldog Red" – no money to spare and $100K in legal fees. By the end of this ignorant bigoted based Law, Georgia will have hopefully wasted $1 million. Georgia logic – shoot your best hunting dog.

    June 27, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • suesark

      This law will come back to bite the US in a big way! Watch the price of groceries!

      June 27, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Logical

      I'll gladly pay a few dollars extra for groceries to preserve the value of American citizenship. American citizenship is more than a club with paying taxes like club dues.

      If you don't value your American citizenship more than a few dollars in taxes or groceries, then we have worse problems than I thought.

      June 27, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • No logic

      @ Logical ..really you dont mind paying more? so I guess your not one of the many americans who are complaining about prices at the gas pump. Logical maybe butdont share everybody's logic

      June 27, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mike Gnau

    OK, if they pay taxes then I have no problem with immigration. What I don't agree with is free everything. No taxes, free medical and free education. If I refused to pay taxes my butt would be in jail, sick and uneducated.

    June 27, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Barry from Wisconsin

      Actually, studies have shown that illegals pay – as a percentage of income – more that people who have legal protection against exploitation by rapacious employers. They buy things (sales tax), they (unless the employer pays them under the table) have state and federal taxes deducted, schools, sure public schools try to educate the CHILDREN of illegals…..

      June 27, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. joel

    Lawmaking from the bench...what has happend to America?

    June 27, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Really?

    So not only did they fail to crack down on a law they should be cracking down on, but for now, someone who trafficks the illegals won't get in trouble either? Sense, that makes none. How did this judge get to this position of power with this backwards thinking?

    June 27, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Hispanic causing panic

    How can you sit there and call us Illegal? it is you who is illegal. Was this land not taken illegaly, now the same is happening to you and now your up in arms about how your rights are being violated and it's not fair mua mua mua. Just like a typical whity always complaining and wanting someone else to fix the problems you create. Look this countries demographics are changing either roll with it or get rolled by it. I have tias who take care of your whity kids and guess what? they are startting to prefer fidello insetad of your mac and cheese, they want tortillas instead of your flat breads. We are in the minds of your youth just turn on the TV, Selena Gomez, Dora the Explorere take a closer look it goes on and on. the old saying goes if you can't beat them join them

    June 27, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Alex Winter

      That's the same mentality gang bangers in my neighborhood have.

      June 27, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • USA

      I'm embarrassed to have you in this country. Shame on you.

      June 27, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      So you're saying this is a hostile takeover and we should now do what the indians should have done???

      June 27, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Exactly. Your tias work for us 'whitty' folk. Thanks for taking our dirt jobs.

      June 27, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Logical

      It might be true that 300 to 400 years ago, some explorers might have done some bad things to those they found already living here.

      However, it is totally absurd to say that because of that, American is forever foreclosed from sovereignty or secure borders. What a stupid argument.

      Wow, if anybody really believes that then the problem is worse than I thought.

      June 27, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hispanic causing panic

      Gang bangers Mentality? same as the white folk that came over, oh but because they label themsleves as righteous that label does not apply think again. Even if it is what are you gonna do about it? Nothing so just stay the F inside before you get hurt.

      June 27, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • NotAmerican

      Personally, I think illegals are cowards! You are too weak to fight for making your own country a better place so, you trespass into another and steal form their citizens...

      June 27, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. dave

    Yet another example of the courts failing the American people...

    June 27, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. bjals

    To begin with they are not “illegal immigrants”, stop using that term! They are “illegal aliens”. Immigrant is a term for someone who enters a country legally, not sneak across the boarder! Lastly you would think that a judge would understand the term illegal? Why is it that we are having such a hard time understanding what the word illegal means, and the ramifications of the crime these people are committing and the need to do something about it?

    June 27, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Sagebrush Shorty

    Well why not just eliminate all of the individual States and we can become one big country. States rights are meaningless now and therefore the States themselves are of no importance. So let's just dismantle what we laughingly call our borders and throw the whole country open to anyone and everyone.

    June 27, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • walter

      just wait the republicans take the white house next year... they are going to fix it... if they kick every illegal out we can always import out veggies so it would increase the deficit, who cares? mcdonalds, wendys, taco bell and all the others restaurants would have to increase their prices but who eats out anymore. Construction will basically vanish but that market is in the tank anyway. We need them, they need us... lets find a way to live together and close the f*******ing border. Lets stop the one coming in first and then we can deal with the ones here. They are no bad people but like any other race, latinos have some badasses too. Those are the one we need to get rid of.

      June 27, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. jon

    AMNESTY FOR ALL!!!! Get used to it America.

    June 27, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Alex Winter

      Great you want it YOU PAY FOR IT

      June 27, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Indian Joe

      Yes, Amnesty for all!!!! The Indians had to deal with it too.

      June 27, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Poop Flinger

      Indian Joe, The Indians TRIED to deal with it and lost. Thoughout history people fought and lost their lands to those who were stronger. The Indians are just the latest in North America to lose it. Now if you want us to do it the way you want, by leaving. I say you go FIRST back to the Rift Valley and set up a place for us all to move back to. Call us when you are ready for us all. Even the noble Indians came from the Rift Calley and were just here before us becasue they took shorter route.

      June 27, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. sfgiants

    not everybody is Mexican Idiots just because they speak spanish doesnt make them from mexico have u guys ever hered of Central and South America they speak SPANISH TOO

    June 27, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Alex Winter

      We don't want ANY of them coming in here illegally who cares where they're from.

      June 27, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Blank

      I don't care if they speak pig latin. They can immigrate legally or GTFO and horrid sanctuary dumps like SFO only make the problem worse.

      June 27, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Ticked

    Time for full-on civil war/revolution. Start preparing...

    June 27, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Alex

      hahahaha, another ignot!

      June 27, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barry from Wisconsin

      Good lord….what a joke. Join your stupid right -wing militia and get shot by law enforcement people. Disagreement is healthy, but ranting about revolution is completely nutty.

      June 27, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hispanic causing panic

      All I can say is bring it!!

      June 27, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  15. reader10

    This is a judge who don't know what illegal mean?

    June 27, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Barry from Wisconsin

      That would be "doesn't know"……apparently your school experience was gained in the same redneck region of the country.

      June 27, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
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