06-28-2011, 09:40 AM
What a mess! From the AP: A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked parts of Georgia's strict new law targeting illegal immigration from taking effect, including a provision that authorizes police to check the immigration status of suspects without proper identification and to detain illegal immigrants. ***** Judge Thomas Thrash also granted a request from civil liberties groups to block a part of Georgia's law that penalizes people who knowingly and willingly transport or harbor illegal immigrants while committing another crime. "The defendants wildly exaggerate the scope of the federal crime of harboring under (the law) when they claim that...