Governor Deal on Wednesday signed a bill that’s intended to fix some unintended consequences of the state’s 2011 crackdown on illegal immigration. The measure also prohibits people here illegally from using their passports for identification.
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.
A federal judge has struck down a section of a 2011 Georgia law targeting people who knowingly harbor or transport an illegal immigrant. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Thrash on Wednesday issued an order to eliminate that section of the law because it's pre-empted by federal law. He also ordered the state to inform a number of state agencies that would have been involved in the enforcement of that provision of his decision.
Politicians on both sides want to change some rules of the state’s immigration law. They say there aren’t enough state workers to check the citizenship of every Georgian needing a professional license.
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.
A federal appeals court is inviting those involved in lawsuits challenging immigration laws in Georgia and Alabama to submit briefs on the effects of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta says lawyers have until July 6 to offer their interpretation of how Monday's immigration ruling affects the Georgia and Alabama cases.
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.
State Democrats want to repeal Georgia’s controversial immigration law. And they’re drafting several bills aimed at making state government more responsive and transparent. They unveiled their legislative agenda Tuesday at the state Capitol.