Original Form – The law, in its original form, would have allowed police officers to scrutinize the immigration status of people who would not be able to prove correct documentation when requested. All those who will voluntarily support or transmit illegal immigrants as engaging in some other crime, like speeding or driving lacking the appropriate equipment. These clauses were barred by a federal judge who believed that the state is passing a law that should only the federal government be concerned about.
Unilaterally – In late September, the President, Barack Obama claimed that he can’t solve this problem alone. “I’m unable to change the current scenario unilaterally,” said the president. He accepts the fact that this problem needs top adherence but also held republicans in congress responsible for being unable to join democrats in backing legislation that would deal with the flow of aliens into the US. and manage illegal immigrants that are already living in the country.
The Scene In Georgia – During early July, a judge passed a preliminary restriction that barred various sections of the immigration law, while letting other components to move ahead. These other components include a measure which makes it an offense to forge credentials in recruitment process, while the other asks people to get hold of particular types of identification when availing public benefits. Georgia is a part of a few states which is carrying out comprehensive movements against illegal immigrants, and a struggle between federal and state officials regarding who monitors immigration enforcement beckons.
No Federal Reliance – The center of the protests was in Atlanta, the Georgian Capiral that saw over 10,000 people protesting against the law. Myra Cerecero expresses her apprehension that she dreads every time her parents step out of the house. Alma Olmedo, a Mableton resident is certain that the federal government wouldn’t do a bit for them. “I’m dead sure that we have to do something for ourselves,” he added. He also held a sign declaring – “I will not live in the shadows."
Republican Field – Rick Perry, the Texas governor has been the custodian of immigration in the republican field. However, his critics are apprehensive of the fact that his party is more on a conservative side. Perry has always said that a physical border fence is an ineffective way of blocking inflow of foreigners. He also backed the Texas law in 2001 to allow children of illegal aliens to study should they present certain credentials.