Civil rights commission to review Georgia immigration law

"The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announced this week that it will look into how new immigration laws in Georgia and several other states are affecting people’s civil rights. 

The commission plans to review whether enforcement of the laws has fostered or contributed to an increase in hate crimes, compromised public safety, elevated racial and ethnic profiling or affected students rights to a public education, according to a news release. Chairman Martin Castro said enactment of the laws ‘presents a pressing national civil rights issue that affects immigrants and U.S. citizens alike.’ ” Read More