I’m sensing a trend here. First Arizona’s Anti-immigration bill was enjoined by a federal court and then a Court of Appeals upheld the injunction. Next, a federal court from Indiana enjoined that state’s copycat Anti-immigration law last week.
Now, a federal court in Georgia has today enjoined the implementation of the Georgia copycat anti-immigration bill.
A federal judge has granted a request to block parts of Georgia’s law cracking down on illegal immigration from taking effect until a legal challenge is resolved.
Specifically, the court some provisions which are similar to Alabama’s law.
Judge Thomas Thrash on Monday blocked parts of the law that penalize people who transport or harbor illegal immigrants.
He also blocked provisions that authorize officers to verify the immigration status of someone who can’t provide proper identification.
The laws in Arizona, Indiana, and Georgia look tame compared to one passed by the Alabama legislature; the Alabama law is Arizona’s on crack. So ours will certainly be receiving the federal treatment soon.
UPDATE: I had forgotten that the Utah immigration bill had been enjoined last month, too. While it is not exactly a Arizona-copycat statute, it is still a state-level anti-immigration law. Accordingly, add Utah to the above trend.