The author of a bill aimed at curbing Georgia’s illegal immigrant population expects it to get a committee vote this week. Matt Ramsey says he’s already been through several re-writes of his bill that is similar to the controversial Arizona immigration law. He says even the Attorney General weighed in.
On a very controversial issue such as this when groups already threatening to bring suit you have to add some extra due diligence and scrutiny to the process to make sure it’s as legally sound as possible, says Ramsey.
The American Civil Liberties Union for one has said it will sue if the bill includes a provision allowing Police to question suspects about their immigration status. Governor Nathan Deal says he is not interested in drawing a federal lawsuit over immigration.