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Gingrey: Supreme Court Ruling a "Victory" for Georgia

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The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a key portion of Arizona's law aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration, finding that it does not appear to violate the Constitution by infringing on the federal government's powers.

"The Supreme Court today reaffirmed Georgia's right to enforce its immigration law and protect our taxpayers," said Rep. Gingrey. "Illegal immigration is one of the biggest crises facing our nation, and I am hopeful this victory stands once it returns to the lower courts. Given the Obama administration's refusal to secure our borders, it is of paramount importance that states be able address the issue in their local communities."

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, which previously announced it would wait to act until after the Supreme Court's decision, must now rule whether Georgia can enforce its existing illegal immigration law.


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