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Immigrants seek info about new GA immigration law

By KATE BRUMBACK
Associated Press

CALHOUN, GA. (AP) - Immigrant advocacy groups are among those reaching out to Georgia's immigrant communities to educate them about the state's new law cracking down on illegal immigration.

They are holding information sessions around the state and are distributing leaflets outlining provisions of the new law.

At an information session in Calhoun, about 70 adults showed up, many with small children. Even after explanations from Latino community leaders, representatives from the Mexican consulate and immigration lawyers, many were still scared.

Soledad Leon, who cleans houses in the area, says she plans to leave the state.

A federal judge is set to hear arguments June 20 on a request to block the law from taking effect until a lawsuit challenging it has been resolved.

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