Georgia Department of Law, from the office of Samuel S. Olens, Attorney General


Statement by Attorney General Olens on 11th Circuit Immigration Ruling

August 20, 2012

Attorney General Sam Olens made the following statement regarding the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling on HB 87, Georgia’s immigration reform law.

“I am pleased that the the 11th Circuit has reversed the lower court's injunction and allowed Section 8 of HB 87 to stand. While I disagree with the Court’s decision on Section 7, after over a year of litigation, only one of the 23 sections of HB 87 has been invalidated. We are currently reviewing the 11th Circuit’s ruling to determine whether further appeal would be appropriate at this stage of the case.”