Thousands March Against Georgia’s Anti-Immigration Law

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ATLANTA -- The day after Georgia’s Arizona-style immigration law went into effect, protestors from Georgia and other states converged on Atlanta to demonstrate against it on Saturday. The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights organized the protest. While capital police estimate that the protesters numbered around 14,000, some organizers say that it was 40,000. 

Two weeks ago a federal judge blocked provisions that would allow police to inquire about detainees’ immigration status and would criminalize the transportation or housing of undocumented immigrants. Other provisions remain, including requiring employers to register workers with E-Verify, a database that verifies workers' legal status in the country.