Thu., April 25, 2013 11:00am
Georgia's governor has signed a bill that aims to fix some unintended consequences of the state's 2011 crackdown on illegal immigration. The legislation signed by Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday also makes certain parts of the law stricter.
Thu., March 21, 2013 9:02am
A Georgia House bill intended to fix unintended consequences of a 2011 crackdown on illegal immigration appears to have stalled in a Senate committee. The committee instead voted on an amended version of a similar Senate bill.
Wed., February 6, 2013 11:03am
Licenses for more than 3,500 registered nurses have been placed on hold at the Secretary of State’s office. A spokesman said the licenses have been placed on hold because state officials have yet to receive documents necessary to renew them.
Tue., November 27, 2012 11:00am
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday issued an order denying the state's petition for a full court hearing. A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit in August left in place a lower court injunction that blocks part of Georgia's law making it illegal for someone to knowingly harbor or transport an illegal immigrant during the commission of a crime.
Fri., July 6, 2012 2:59pm
The state of Georgia said Friday its law targeting illegal immigration should be upheld in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on a similar law enacted by Arizona.
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.
Tue., March 27, 2012 10:00am
The city of Atlanta has asked a newly created state panel charged with ensuring that public employees and agencies comply with state laws on immigration to delay action on a complaint filed against the mayor and city council members.
Mon., March 5, 2012 11:00am
The Georgia Senate passed legislation Monday that would ban illegal immigrant students from state colleges and universities. The bill would bar illegal immigrants from all state colleges, universities and technical schools and also makes tweaks to other state laws having to do with illegal immigration.
Wed., February 15, 2012 11:00am
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said he isn't seeking changes to Georgia's tough law targeting illegal immigration. Deal said parts of the law have only been in effect for a few months and more time is needed to assess how it's working.
Thu., February 2, 2012 1:00pm
The Senate Agriculture committee has approved a resolution urging Congress to allow states to administer their own version of the H-2A federal visa program that allows employers to bring in foreign workers for seasonal agricultural work.