UPDATE: It’s signed and here are some pictures from the AJC.
Governor Deal will sign HB87 the “Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011” today. I’m told that a small group of protesters have assembled in front of the Capitol. At least one is holding a sign saying “KKK supports HB87.”
Moments ago the Peach Pundit Tip Line received a press release from oppositions groups declaring this summer to be “Human Rights Summer.” These groups are planning protests on May 22nd and July 1st. I was planning to head to the beach but if other folks have other plans that’s cool with me.
Here’s a small bit of the press release:
Georgina Perez, student member of Georgia Undocumented Youth Alliance
“We have a right to remain in this state where we have lived, worked, and studied, for some of us, nearly all of our lives. We will not obey a law that is unjust, that is meant to drive out our families and criminalize our community. Just as African Americans resisted unjust Jim Crow and segregation laws in the 1960’s, so will we resist until justice prevails and HB 87, and all anti-immigrant laws, are repealed.”