Mon., December 12, 2011 4:14pm
Officials at one Georgia company are hiring more staff and investing heavily in the future. That’s because its business – finding legal foreign workers for farms – is suddenly in demand.
Thu., December 1, 2011 5:48pm
A statewide Latino organization is launching a campaign to increase voter registration and turnout. And organizers say opposition to Georgia’s new immigration law will bring out Hispanic voters for next year’s state and federal elections.
Tue., November 15, 2011 7:40pm
Business leaders told state Democrats at a hearing Tuesday that the state’s immigration law is still harming Georgia’s farms and companies.
Tue., October 4, 2011 2:44pm
A University of Georgia survey estimates that the state’s fruit and vegetable farmers saw at least $70 million in crop losses in the spring.
Thu., September 29, 2011 4:27pm
Georgia’s new immigration panel met in Atlanta for the first time Thursday. The seven-member group will review complaints from registered citizens about how public agencies are enforcing the state’s immigration law.
Sun., September 11, 2011 9:00am
This week, controversy flared over a Governor Deal appointment to the state’s new immigration enforcement panel. And there are concerns from some over how the panel will go about its business. A portion of Georgia’s new immigration law creates the Immigration Enforcement Review Board—a seven member panel appointed by state elected officials.
Fri., August 26, 2011 1:08pm
The new state immigration law has some Georgia farmers planting less food for the Fall harvest. They’re worried about a worker shortage.
Mon., August 8, 2011 3:36pm
State officials are eying a North Carolina coop program that makes it easier for small farmers to hire foreign guest workers. Many of Georgia's large growers already employ such workers. The program could help farmers who continue to say Georgia’s new immigration law has scared away migrant workers this summer.
Wed., July 27, 2011 7:02pm
Agriculture and hospitality industry officials told state Senators Wednesday that the new immigration bill continues to hurt Georgia companies. One official said some businesses are beginning to avoid hiring people with ethnic last names.
Fri., July 15, 2011 2:12pm
Georgia restaurant operators are weighing-in on how the state’s new immigration law is affecting their business. On Friday, the Georgia Restaurant Association released the results of a survey. Nearly 50 percent of respondents say they have a labor shortage right now. And nearly 9-in-10 say they expect to have problems filling jobs in the future.