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The Associated Press . Immigration activist Mohammad Abdollahi, left, stands outside the Capitol building in Atlanta during a press conference where it was announced that several civil liberty groups have file lawsuits challenging Georgia's new immigration law, saying it violates state and federal law,Thursday, June 2, 2011.

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US judge hears arguments on Ga. immigration law

ATLANTA -- Civil liberties groups argued Monday that Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration should not take effect until a lawsuit challenging it as unconstitutional is resolved, and a judge said he likely would rule on that request before the law takes effect.

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