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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Let the boycotts begin

Local non-profit the U.S. Human Rights Network is moving its biannual conference out of state following the passage of House Bill 87, Georgia's anti-illegal immigration legislation, according to the AJC.

Founded by organizations including the ACLU, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International USA, and the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, the Network planned on hosting its conference in Atlanta (although they'd yet to reserve a location), which would have brought around 600 visitors to the area in December.

The Network plans to continue boycotting Georgia (although, it appears they'll still be headquartered here) until the legislation is tossed out. The AJC says a Deal spokesperson confirmed that he'll be signing the bill some time this week.

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