1.04.2006

Reason To Be Wary, Part 3

"Sensenbrenner's bill extends its punitive reach to those who, with good intentions, assist illegal immigrants even in humanitarian ways. Members of organizations that teach English to immigrants or provide social services might be subject to jail terms, according to Jerry Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials. Under some circumstances, lawyers who counsel immigrants could be ensnared as well, worries C. Duran Dodson, an immigration attorney in Decatur." From an editorial in the Atlanta Constitution.