Mon., December 12, 2011 7:58am (EST)

Lawmakers Won't Focus On Immigration
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Legislative leaders and the sponsor of Georgia’s illegal immigration law say significant changes to the law's substance in next month’s legislative session are unlikely. (Photo By Jeanne Bonner.)
Legislative leaders and the sponsor of Georgia’s illegal immigration law say significant changes to the law's substance in next month’s legislative session are unlikely. (Photo By Jeanne Bonner.)
Immigration was a dominant topic during the last legislative session in Georgia. And while it's likely to surface again when lawmakers return to the Capitol next month, it probably won't take as large a share of the spotlight.

Georgia lawmakers, like their counterparts in several other states, passed a tough law targeting illegal immigration earlier this year.

Some south Georgia Republicans who voted for the bill said they've heard concerns from those whose work in agriculture and would like to see amendments made to help farmers.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp said he'd like to see some changes to a section that establishes requirements for the issuing and renewal of professional or business licenses.

But legislative leaders and the law's sponsor say significant changes to the law's substance are unlikely.