May 26, 2011

Immigration Crackdown - Georgia: Businesses Vow To Protect Illegal Immigrants

Businesses Vow To Protect Illegal Immigrants - News Story - WSB Atlanta: "Some Georgia businesses are pledging to protect illegal immigrants against a new law that gives police more room to question residents' immigration status.

There are now 16 business and/or churches in the metro Atlanta area calling themselves buy spots and sanctuary zones, including the Charis Bookstore in northeast Atlanta.

'We put our face out there because no one is going to come looking for our papers,' bookstore employee Elizabeth Anderson told Channel 2’s Erica Byfield.

Supporters said buy spots are places illegal immigrants can shop without the fear of having to show papers proving their legal status, and sanctuary zones are places people can gather to plan how to fight the law. Anderson told Byfield if a police officer wants to question someone inside either place they will be asked to provide a warrant."

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