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Last month, Gov. Nathan Deal signedÂ a piece of immigration legislation in the state of Georgia that allows police to have the authority to check the immigration status of a criminal suspect who canâ€™t provide an accepted form of identification and to hand these individuals over to federal immigration authorities.Â The law makes it illegal to transport and/or harbor illegal immigrants, and it also requires many private employers to check the immigration status of newly hired workers on a federal database called E-Verify.
Two weeks ago, aÂ lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of this legislation was filed by civil liberties groups, primarily the ACLU of Georgia.Â The plaintiffs are appealing this legislation on the basis that they could â€œface an imminent threat of harmâ€ if the legislation is implemented.
OnÂ Wednesday of this week, the nations ofÂ Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Peru filed amicus briefs in support of the plaintiffs
This case is scheduled for a hearing next week.Â The plaintiffs are requesting that U.S. District Judge Thomas Thrash prevent the law from taking effect until the lawsuit has been resolved.
The pernicious poison of the entitlement mentality that has pervaded our society, within the boundaries of our own nation, will be difficult to overcome.Â And due to the irresponsibility of the federal government and its failure to do what is right by enforcing the law, we now have millions of illegal immigrants in our nation who see themselves as being entitled to the right to come here illegally.
But now we have foreign nations who apparently see themselves as having the right to butt their noses into our legal affairs by trying to tell us what is and is not applicable under the Constitution of the United States?Â And this is being permitted?
I hope Judge Thrash tells them very firmly to â€œbutt outâ€.Â And it wonâ€™t bother me one bit at this point whether or not heâ€™s politically correct in his manner of getting this point across