The groups asked a judge Wednesday to block the law until a lawsuit they filed last week is resolved. That lawsuit claims the new law violates state and federal law but did not initially include a request for an injunction.
The lawsuit names Gov. Nathan Deal and other state officials as defendants.
The law authorizes law enforcement to check the immigration status of a suspect who cannot provide accepted identification.
Georgia's law is similar to a Utah law enacted this year and to parts of an Arizona law. All or parts of those laws have been temporarily blocked by federal judges.
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