Ga. immigration law challenge now over | www.ajc.com

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Ga. immigration law challenge now over | www.ajc.com

ATLANTA — A federal judge has dismissed a constitutional challenge to Georgia’s 2011 immigration law.

The order from U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Thrash means Georgia law enforcement agencies can ask people to prove their legal status if they are detained for suspicion of an unrelated crime.

In December, the judge lifted a preliminary block and allowed authorities to start enforcing the so-called “show me your papers” provision.

His Friday order dispenses with the case altogether, though the action doesn’t prevent future lawsuits by a person who might claim an unconstitutional search-and-seizure.

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