Federal officials want to transfer hundreds of illegal immigrant detainees out of Alabama to a detention center in south Georgia to save money. But this week the plan angered some Alabama congressmen, and drew Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson into the fray.
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.
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.