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ACLU brief challenging HB87

ACLU brief challenging HB87

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Motion in support of the ACLU's lawsuit challenging HB87, Georgia's anti-immigration law.
Motion in support of the ACLU's lawsuit challenging HB87, Georgia's anti-immigration law.

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIAATLANTA DIVISION
Georgia Latino Alliance for HumanRights,
et al.
,Plaintiffs,v.Governor Nathan Deal,
et al.
,Defendants.))))))))))))Case No. 1:11-cv-1804-TWT
PLAINTIFFS’ BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR PRELIMINARYINJUNCTION
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF AUTHORITIES............................................................................iiiINTRODUCTION.............................................................................................1FACTUAL BACKGROUND............................................................................2Sections 8: Immigration Enforcement by State and Local Officers...............3Section 7: New State-Based Criminal Immigration Offenses.......................5Section 19: Restrictions on Identification Documents for OfficialPurposes.........................................................................................................6ARGUMENT....................................................................................................6I. PLAINTIFFS ARE LIKELY TO SUCCEED ON THE MERITS........7A.HB 87 Violates the Supremacy Clause..............................................71. HB 87 Unconstitutionally Regulates Immigration.........................72. HB 87 Unconstitutionally Conflicts with Federal Law................14a.HB 87 Conflicts with Federal Limitations on State and Local ........Officers’ Authority to Enforce Immigration Laws.......................16 b.HB 87 Creates New State Immigration Crimes In Conflict WithFederal Law.................................................................................20c.HB 87s
 De Facto
Alien Registration Law Conflicts With FederalLaw and Will Result in Unlawful Harassment of Lawfully PresentAliens..........................................................................................26d.HB 87 Places an Impermissible Burden on Federal Resourcesand Interferes With Federal Immigration Enforcement................28B.HB 87 Violates the Fourth Amendment..........................................311.The Immigration Status Investigations Authorized By HB 87 WillCause Unlawful Detentions.............................................................322.HB 87’s Documentation Requirement Cannot Substitute for aProbable Cause Determination........................................................343.The Practical Effects of HB 87’s Arrest Provisions are Serious......36C.HB 87 Violates the Constitutional Right to Travel..........................36
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iiD.HB 87 Violates the Separation-of-Powers Safeguards of theGeorgia Constitution.......................................................................41II.PLAINTIFFS WILL SUFFER IRREPARABLE HARM IF HB 87IS ALLOWED TO GO INTO EFFECT.............................................44III.THE BALANCE OF HARMS STRONGLY FAVORS THEISSUANCE OF AN INJUNCTION...................................................48IV. AN INJUNCTION IS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST.........................49CONCLUSION...............................................................................................50
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