Galloway has the details but here’s a bit of the lawsuit per his article:
– One of the main components is the allegation that the law will result in racial profiling, which should surprise no one. The filing will include this line: “All Georgians, and particularly those of color, will be compelled to carry additional paperwork on them prescribed by the State of Georgia at all times.”
– The lawsuit alleges that, even though the new law doesn’t go into effect until July 1, individuals are already being stopped by law enforcement officials, based on their appearance and ability to speak English.
– The suit will also focus on the new law’s ban on transporting or harboring illegal immigrants, arguing that the statute will expose legal residents of Georgia to criminal prosecution for acts of kindness.
In addition to the civil rights organizations, parties to the suit will include a Catholic nun who “”is guided by the Christian principle of welcoming the stranger in our midst.”
She provides transportation and housing to individuals in Georgia without asking their immigration status, and admits she is aware that “a good share” of those individuals are undocumented immigrants.
The ACLU is flat out wrong on the transportation and harboring aspect of the impending law. As shown below the law is narrowly crafted to target coyotes and other human traffickers. Unless the Nun who joined the lawsuit is regularly carrying out other criminal offenses I think she’s safe. From the bill:
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.