Tue., April 24, 2012 3:23pm
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday on an Arizona law cracking down on illegal immigration. The high court’s ruling will affect the fate of a similar Georgia law.
Fri., May 27, 2011 10:59am
The Supreme Court has upheld an Arizona law that penalizes businesses for hiring workers in the country illegally. But lawyers in Atlanta who are taking steps to file an injunction against a similar Georgia law say the ruling will not affect their plans.
Fri., October 1, 2010 5:15pm
A group of state lawmakers is working on an immigration bill that is likely to mirror the controversial law passed in Arizona earlier this year. The move has advocates worried that the state’s economy could suffer.
Fri., October 1, 2010 3:34pm
The leaders of the Georgia House and Senate have announced the creation of a 14 member panel to look into Georgia immigration laws ahead of next year's General Assembly. The Senate leader, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, says the aim is to use every option to lessen illegal immigration's impact in Georgia. His election opponent says, it's too little, too late.
Thu., July 29, 2010 5:46pm
Immigrant advocates in Georgia are pushing the federal government to eliminate a program that gives local law enforcement immigration enforcement powers. The Arizona ruling this week, they say, helps their cause.
Sat., July 17, 2010 10:44am
A new poll shows a majority of Georgia voters would support giving local police the power to arrest people who cannot prove they're in the country legally.