<quoted text>Yes, but he blocked state law enforcement from enforcing the law. So what you end up with is an empty threat. Illegal immgrants can purchase fake ID to get around E-verify. With no one to come around, enforcing the law, and questioning the ID's provided to employers, the illegals just laugh at HB 87. They walk around breaking the law in plain sight. They know the law can't touch them.
Maybe so, maybe not. Judge Thrash only blocked the below in quotes. The blocked part of the law prevent the police from picking up someone off the streets and asking for ID.
The e-verify part still stands.
"Judge Thomas Thrash blocked two key provisions of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011 (HB 87). What is now blocked (simplified version) is:
"One of those provisions would empower police to investigate the immigration status of suspects who they believe have committed state or federal crimes and who cannot produce identification, such as a driver’s license, or provide other information that could help police identify them. The other part would punish people who -– while committing another offense -- knowingly transport or harbor illegal immigrants or encourage them to come here."
Yes those two and they are big points of contention are blocked. The remainder of the law is still set to go in affect on Friday July 1. The ACLU is considering the block a victory, the Governors office considers it a disappointment and of course the ruling will be appealed."
"FAIR Legislative Update May 31, 2011
Supreme Court Upholds Arizona’s E-Verify Law."
The e-verify law works pretty darn good if used by employers. The question becomes does the Georgia law punish "employers who do not use the e-verify system" as Arizona does.
Arizona is allowed to pull an employers business license if they fail to use e-verify.
"Starting July 1, 2013, the final phase of the 2011 Georgia E-Verify law took effect, requiring private companies in Georgia with more than 10 employees to use E-Verify. In addition, starting July 1, 2013, the state of Georgia substantially expanded the E-Verify requirement within the realm of public contracting. Previously, only public contractors performing construction type services for the state of Georgia were required to use E-Verify. Going forward, any public contractor, including every tier of subcontractor, performing any kind of service for the state of Georgia, not just construction type services, must use E-Verify to do business with the state.
The new law is expected to have a major impact on Georgia businesses, not only for those in industries that have large populations of unskilled labor, such as agriculture, tourism, hospitality, restaurant, and construction, but also those smaller entities that provide professional services, such as IT and accounting/audit. "
"Illegal immigrants are not “undocumented.” They have fraudulent documents such as counterfeit Social Security cards, forged drivers licenses, fake “green cards,” and phony birth certificates. Experts suggest that approximately 75 percent of working-age illegal aliens use fraudulent Social Security cards to obtain employment.
Most (98 percent) Social Security number (SSN) thieves use their own names with stolen numbers. The federal E-Verify program, now mandated in only 14 states, can detect this fraud. Universal, mandatory use of E-Verify would curb this and stop virtually 100 percent of child identity theft.."