A huge crowd rallied in downtown Atlanta lately against a fresh law that aims to crack down on unlawful immigration in Georgia.Those involved in the protest carried signs that read that stated This is Not My Georgia. Nearly between 10,000 and 15,000 people took part in the rally.

The protest was prearranged by numerous groups, including the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights.

A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction lately, for the moment, blocking key provisions of HB 87 while allowing other parts to go forward.U.S. District Judge Thomas Thrash Jr.'s ruling blocks enforcement of two of the majority of the controversial sections of the law.

Thrash said that state and local law enforcement officers and officials have no authorization to arrest, keep in custody or prosecute anyone based upon sections 7 and 8 of HB 87 while this ruling remains in effect.

These sections would allow police to make inquiries about immigration status when questioning suspects in certain criminal investigations. They also would punish people who, during the commission of a crime, intentionally transport or harbor illegal immigrants.