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.
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