Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt joined the amicus brief because case involves an important federalism and state sovereignty issue, said Pruitt spokesman Diane Clay.
Under consideration by the federal judges are provisions that include one that would allow Georgia police to check the immigration status of certain suspects and another requiring Alabama schools to check students immigration status.
do think other states are watching this closely, said Omar Jadwat, an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer who set to argue before the 11th Circuit Thursday. I think it going to be a combination of what happens in this case and what happens in the Supreme Court case that folks in other states are going to look at. If anti immigrant legislators in other states think that this is a path that is open to them, they try to get their states to go down the same path. of the measures argue such laws lead to discrimination and racial profiling and that immigration is a federal issue that shouldn be governed by a patchwork of state laws. Supporters say states have been forced to act to protect their resources because the federal government hasn done enough to quell the influx of illegal immigrants.
in other jurisdictions and demonstrate to lawmakers what provisions federal courts are likely to accept or reject.
Georgia appealed that decision to the 11th Circuit, which means the court will be deciding whether the injunction can remain in place.
court is not considering whether Alabama immigration law is good or bad, but whether a state is allowed to enact such laws, Clay wrote in email to the Associated Press.
Supreme Court. high court is expected by early summer. It not known whether the 11th Circuit will wait for that decision to issue opinions in the Georgia and Alabama cases since some similar issues are on the table.
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Foreign governments including Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Peru have also filed amicus briefs opposing the laws in both Nike Shoes For Men 2017 White the Alabama and Georgia cases. and Mexico, with the strategic diplomatic interests of the two countries and encouraging an imminent threat of state sanctioned bias or discrimination. The federal government has made a similar argument in its court filings against Alabama. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments in April on a federal government challenge to a similar law passed by Arizona. That state in 2010 became the first to pass such a sweeping law taking aim at illegal immigration. That law was challenged by both activist groups and the federal government. After a federal court blocked parts of the law and a federal appeals court upheld that decision, Arizona appealed to the Nike Shoes Tumblr 2018
They say in the brief that they a manifest interest in ensuring that their sovereignty is accorded proper respect. Atlanta appeals court has jurisdiction over Georgia, Florida and Alabama. But the opinions the court releases could also influence judges Nike Shoes Latest Model
Attorney General supports defending the ability of each state to decide for itself how to protect its citizens from the crime and costs associated with illegal immigration, Bondi spokeswoman Jenn Meale said.
The 11th Circuit will now decide whether to block sections of the law that had been allowed to go into effect, and whether to leave the injunctions previously obtained on other sections in place.
A federal judge in June temporarily blocked parts of Georgia law pending the outcome of the legal challenge filed by the activist groups. The other would create a state penalty for people who knowingly and willingly transport or harbor illegal immigrants while committing another crime.
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advocate of state sovereignty, said states need to be able to implement their own solutions to problems.
Department of Justice. The three judge panel also will hear arguments on a challenge to Georgia new law filed by activist groups.
After a federal judge in Alabama declined in September to block many provisions of that state law, the 11th Circuit in October temporarily blocked some parts, including a requirement for schools to check students immigration status. But the appeals court left intact a section that allows police to check a person immigration status during a traffic stop and to detain someone they believe is in the country illegally. Courts also can enforce contracts involving illegal immigrants, such as leases, and it a felony for an illegal immigrant to do business with the state for basic things such as getting a driver license.
Five other states Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Utah adopted variations on the law last year, with Alabama widely considered the toughest in the nation. All five laws have been challenged by coalitions of civil rights and immigrant rights groups, and the federal government has sued to block those in Alabama, South Carolina and Utah.
In the case pitting Alabama against the federal government, the attorneys general in nine other states Arizona, Georgia, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma and South Carolina have filed an amicus brief supporting the state of Alabama.
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