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Monday, December 12, 2011 - 3:58am

Lawmakers Won't Focus On Immigration

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.