Less than a month left before this bill is into full effect. July 1. What a way to prepare for the celebration of this awesome countries birthday then to execute plan "get them foreigners out of Georgia". Wow. First Arizona passed a hard Immigration Law into effect, that turns busy towns and cities into ghost towns. As well as racial profiling going through the roof. Now you might say: "Well I'm legal, no worries for me!" Wrong. You just being associated with illegals immigrants can put you on the wrong side of the law... Just a small snip of this bill that you may relate to. According to this bill SECTION 7, ARTICLE 5, Lines 310 - 326 it says:
310 (b) A person who, while committing another criminal offense, knowingly and intentionally
311 transports or moves an illegal alien in a motor vehicle for the purpose of furthering the
312 illegal presence of the alien in the United States shall be guilty of the offense of
313 transporting or moving an illegal alien.11 HB 87/AP
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314 (c) Except as provided in this subsection, a person convicted for a first offense of
315 transporting or moving an illegal alien who moves seven or fewer illegal aliens at the same
316 time shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by
317 imprisonment not to exceed 12 months, a fine not to exceed $1,000.00, or both. A person
318 convicted for a second or subsequent offense of transporting or moving an illegal alien, and
319 a person convicted on a first offense of transporting or moving an illegal alien who moves
320 eight or more illegal aliens at the same time, shall be guilty of a felony and, upon
321 conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment of not less than one or more than
322 five years, a fine of not less than $5,000.00 or more than $20,000.00, or both. A person
323 who commits the offense of transporting or moving an illegal alien who does so with the
324 intent of making a profit or receiving anything of value shall be guilty of a felony and,
325 upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment of not less than one or more
326 than five years, a fine of not less than $5,000.00 or more than $20,000.00, or both.
(Source(s): http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20112012/116631.pdf & http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display.aspx?Legislation=32190)
So just reading that small part. If you have a friend, lets say its Pablo right here. You are driving, and you happen to be DUI, or in possession of an Illegal Substance, Firearm, or anything that can result in you being charged with a crime. You might have to tell Pablo he has to catch a ride with someone else, cause your few hundred dollar speeding ticket just turned into a year of jail time and up to $20,000 fine, depending on what you get caught doing... Epic.
That is if you can find Pablo after this bill hits... Not to mention the large absence of Georgia's growing Hispanic population that will go MIA. So there will be jobs made for our legal citizens... Now the jobs were always there in the first place, its just that legal citizents never wanted them, so the illegals took em. Now Georgia farmers are worried that they wont be able to make harvests using only legal workers. That just your food right there, where else could it effect? From your 99 cent tacos to your shrimp fried rice, to jerk chicken... All your neighborhood illegal food stops. Vacant.
Being an illegal immigrant for a good portion of my life, I feared going anywhere, and doing anything because I had no legal status. A speeding ticket meant I could not be driving off to go home that day, just because of the legality of my status. Now I am on my way to becoming completely naturalized and on my way to becoming an american citizen. It hurts to see my fellow illegals get that final spook this time, its written in ink, and soon will be made law. There are various parts of the bill I have yet to look over, but as far as I have read, everyone will suffer if they are even related to illegal blood.
Civil liberties groups last Thursday filed a lawsuit to stop Georgia's lawmakers from making a law that will crack down on illegal immigration, and saying it violates state and federal laws. They claim they "face an imminent threat of harm" if the law is forced. Also they are asking a judge to declare the law unconstitutional. The group wants to block state authorities from enforcing the bill. The groups also plan to ask for a preliminary injunction to stop the law from going into effect. I hope they are successful. Otherwise we may be looking at entire cities of illegals move into other states and country parts of the state. I don't want Atlanta to look like Detroit... lol