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11 Countries Suing Georgia over Its Tough New Immigration Law

Say what? Someone tell me how these countries have the right to sue the sovereign State of Georgia in the Republic of the United States of America. Mexico and countries in Central and South America are suing Georgia for passing its new immigration law.

I don't want to be a citizen, I just want your money!

Georgia’s law, known as HB 87, allows law enforcement to check the immigration status of a suspect who cannot provide identification.  The law also empowers law enforcement to turn over anyone found to be in the country illegally to the federal authorities The law adds new penalties for those convicted of harboring illegal immigrants and presenting false documents when applying for a job.

UPI is reporting:

ATLANTA, June 16 (UPI) — The Anti-Defamation League and 11 Latin American countries added their voices to legal efforts to halt Georgia’s tough new crackdown on illegal immigration.

The league and Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru joined the American Civil Liberties Union, the Southern Poverty Law Center and several other civil and immigrant rights groups in arguing the Georgia law is unconstitutional because it’s preempted by federal law.

Their federal class-action lawsuit also asks U.S. District Judge Thomas Thrash to keep the measure from going into effect while their case is still pending.

Rather than address their own fiscal and economic problems, these countries would rather sue Georgia in an effort to force the state to accept hoards of illegals. Talk about chutzpah (that’s balls for the uninitiated)! We are facing skyrocketing violence at the borders, skyrocketing deficits, massive unemployment and these 11 countries want U.S. citizens to suffer even more indignities with the continued influx of illegals.

Wonder if any of us would be allowed to go to Mexico and sue that country for not living up to its Constitution? Fat chance, right? As it happens, Mexico’s illegal immigration laws are tougher than Arizona’s!

The Washington Times reported on Mexico’s illegal immigration laws several months ago saying:

Under the Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony, punishable by up to two years in prison. Immigrants who are deported and attempt to re-enter can be imprisoned for 10 years. Visa violators can be sentenced to six-year terms. Mexicans who help illegal immigrants are considered criminals.

The law also says Mexico can deport foreigners who are deemed detrimental to “economic or national interests,” violate Mexican law, are not “physically or mentally healthy” or lack the “necessary funds for their sustenance” and for their dependents.

It should be of note that as the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) is reporting, “A recent estimate by the Pew Hispanic Center puts the number of illegal immigrants in Georgia at 425,000, the seventh-highest among the states.”