H.B. 87

H.B. 87 is Georgia’s"Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011," an anti-immigrant law inspired by Arizona’s notorious S.B. 1070. H.B. 87 authorizes police to demand “papers” demonstrating citizenship or immigration status during traffic stops, criminalizes Georgians who interact daily with undocumented individuals and makes it unjustifiably difficult for individuals without specific identification documents to access state facilities and services. The ACLU has challenged the constitutionality of H.B. 87 in a lawsuit, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, et al. v. Deal.
ACLU Tells Appeals Court Georgia, Alabama Anti-Immigrant Laws Spark a Climate of Fear

ACLU Tells Appeals Court Georgia, Alabama Anti-Immigrant Laws Spark a Climate of Fear

By Vesna Jaksic, ACLU at 8:45pm
Alabama and Georgia’s anti-immigrant laws are meant to force immigrants out of the country by making their lives miserable and could violate all residents’ fundamental civil rights.
An Unlikely Ally in Fighting Anti-Immigrant Laws

An Unlikely Ally in Fighting Anti-Immigrant Laws

By Elizabeth Beresford, ACLU at 2:49pm

A Republican leader who raises goats in Uvalda, Paul Bridges bucks the conservative trend as an outspoken critic of the state's harsh immigration law.

Protecting All of Alabama

By Molly Lauterback, Immigrants' Rights Project at 2:29pm

Jane* is a single mother with three children. She's lived in Birmingham, Alabama, for over a decade, and works hard to provide a stable home for her kids. Jane is a responsible provider and resident of her community; she is also a plaintiff in…

A Mayor for Everyone

By Molly Lauterback, Immigrants' Rights Project at 12:01pm

Paul Bridges, the Republican mayor of Uvalda, Georgia, is as Southern as it gets. Growing up in a small town of a few thousand people in southeast Georgia, Mr. Bridges drives a pick-up truck, keeps 15 goats on his small dairy farm and speaks…

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