Thu., June 16, 2011 2:29pm
Federal immigration authorities are beginning a new round of investigations designed to make sure businesses hire only people authorized to work in the U.S.
Wed., June 15, 2011 11:59am
Four more Georgia counties have begun sharing biometric information with federal immigration authorities to help identify criminal immigrants.
Sat., June 11, 2011 8:21am
Gov. Nathan Deal has received the results of a Department of Agriculture survey of farmers to determine whether growers are suffering a labor shortage. Deal’s spokeswoman said the governor will review the data and comment on it next week.
Fri., June 10, 2011 6:47am
A federal judge has set a June 20 hearing for arguments on an attempt by civil liberties groups to block Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration from taking effect. The groups earlier this week asked Judge Thomas Thrash to block the law until a lawsuit they filed last week has been resolved.ing down on illegal immigration. The groups filed a request asking the court to block the law from taking effect until the lawsuit they filed last week has been resolved.
Wed., June 8, 2011 5:46pm
Georgia's new immigration law is affecting businesses beyond those in agriculture and other industries that rely on immigrant labor. Shops catering to Hispanics say, their customer base is drying up, leaving them worried about their future. One such store owner says, she might close up shop -- leaving her town with one more shuttered small business.
Thu., April 14, 2011 6:58pm
The controversial illegal immigration reform bill passed on the last day of the General Assembly. Immigrant rights groups and members of the business community opposed it up to the final debate.
Wed., April 13, 2011 1:56pm
Lawmakers have just one day to sort out their differences over an illegal immigration reform measure.
Mon., April 11, 2011 2:01pm
The House has restored controversial provisions in its immigration bill that the Senate gutted Monday night.
Sat., March 12, 2011 8:05pm
A group of Democratic State Senators brought an immigration hearing to Savannah this weekend. A panel led by Tucker State Senator Curt Thompson is a Democratic version of an all Republican one that met last year. Both committees have collected testimony on immigration's impact on Georgia.
Tue., January 25, 2011 7:02pm
House Speaker David Ralston told Georgia business leaders today that he will make sure any new state immigration legislation will not hurt Georgia’s economy.