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Immigration Panel Dismisses Complaint

Updated: 1 year ago.
A state panel created to ensure government employees comply with Georgia immigration laws has dismissed a complaint at the request of the filer. It was created by the state’s controversial immigration law, HB 87. (GPB File Photo.)

A state panel created to ensure government employees comply with Georgia immigration laws has dismissed a complaint at the request of the filer.

The complaint filed by anti-illegal immigration activist D.A. King says the state Department of Community Affairs wasn't complying with a requirement to collect specific information from government agencies that administer public benefits and to compile that information in a report by each year.

King told the Immigration Enforcement Review Board Thursday his complaint was valid and properly filed. He said he withdrew it because the law allows agencies to file reports, regardless of accuracy, and to simply correct them without consequences if the reports are incorrect.

The board also welcomed new member John Kennedy of Macon. He replaces Robert Mumford, who resigned to become a judge.

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