Ga. court to weigh immigration-enforcement laws

Would allow state, local LE to investigate immigration status of suspects without ID's

By Jeremy Redmon
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA  The legal battle over how far states can go in combating illegal immigration will resume today when a federal appeals court in Atlanta hears arguments over Georgia's and Alabama's enforcement laws.

Officials from both those states say they needed to adopt the laws to protect jobs and taxpayer-funded resources because the federal government has not done enough to keep illegal immigrants out of the country.

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