Tue., April 9, 2013 4:07pm
Experts are questioning the constitutionality of a bill that would prevent people who are in Georgia illegally from using a foreign passport for identification. State lawmakers passed the bill last month as part of an effort to fix problems with previous immigration legislation.
Fri., December 7, 2012 5:40pm
State Senator John Bulloch of Ochlocknee said Thursday he’s resigning following a bout with meningitis. Colleagues say he took independent positions that hewed closer to his rural constituents’ needs than the party line.
Fri., July 6, 2012 4:01pm
University System of Georgia officials say, President Obama’s immigration order in June won’t change anything for undocumented students now barred from the state’s top colleges. But some immigration attorneys disagree.
Thu., June 28, 2012 3:53pm
The state auditor has warned 1,000 communities they may be violating a 2011 law cracking down on illegal immigration. Municipalities must prove contractors doing public work don’t have illegal employees.
Tue., June 26, 2012 5:44pm
Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s immigration law is expected to resolve parts of Georgia’s immigration crackdown that are still tied up in court. But the High Court ruling does not clear up questions about another piece of the nation’s immigration debate. It’s an order Pres. Obama issued this month that will spare some young undocumented residents from deportation. The directive’s impact in Georgia is uncertain.
Fri., June 15, 2012 4:57pm
Pres. Obama issued an executive order Friday. It gives immunity to some undocumented people from deportation. It will affect the majority of the estimated 400,000 undocumented residents in Georgia, experts say. That figure includes many students who were brought here illegally as children.
Wed., June 13, 2012 5:45pm
The U.S. Supreme Court will rule this month on Arizona’s immigration law. The decision will have an immediate impact on a similar Georgia law, which a federal court has blocked. But Georgia’s immigration dilemma will continue regardless of the court’s decision.
Wed., June 6, 2012 5:30pm
It’s been nearly a year since Georgia enacted one of the nation’s toughest immigration crackdowns. And it’s had an impact on some small businesses, especially in agriculture.
Wed., June 6, 2012 4:05pm
Prison inmates are working on a Vidalia onion farm in southeast Georgia. It’s part of a state program to fill empty farm jobs. The ‘transitional’ inmates packing onions at the Wayne Durrence Farm in Glennville are getting ready to return to the outside world. A part of their paychecks goes to the state to defray incarceration costs.
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.