According to the American Immigration Lawyers Association: “South Carolina bill (SB 20) has been signed into law by Gov. Nicki Haley on June 27, 2011. SB 20 authorizes police officers to investigate immigration status on routine stops and mandates the use of E-Verify. The bill is set to take effect on January 1, 2012.”
In Georgia, according to the same source, “A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction on key provisions of HB87. Judge Thrash blocked the parts of the law that tried to turn local cops into immigration officers, and that made it a crime to transport, harbor, or induce an undocumented immigrant. This is a huge defeat for Governor Deal and Rep. Matt Ramsey, the bill’s sponsor.”
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