Fri., March 8, 2013 11:00am
A state panel created to ensure government employees comply with Georgia immigration laws has dismissed a complaint at the request of the filer.
Tue., January 8, 2013 5:03pm
A bus caravan organized by the Farmworker Association of Florida and 6 other immigration advocate groups stopped in Atlanta today/yesterday (Tuesday) on their way to march in Washington. The group plans to call on the Obama administration and Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
Tue., November 27, 2012 11:00am
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday issued an order denying the state's petition for a full court hearing. A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit in August left in place a lower court injunction that blocks part of Georgia's law making it illegal for someone to knowingly harbor or transport an illegal immigrant during the commission of a crime.
Fri., July 6, 2012 2:59pm
The state of Georgia said Friday its law targeting illegal immigration should be upheld in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on a similar law enacted by Arizona.
Mon., June 11, 2012 5:04pm
Political power in the U.S. hinges, in part, on immigration reform and other issues important to Hispanic voters. That’s according to former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez who spoke at an immigration conference Monday in Atlanta.
Tue., March 27, 2012 10:00am
The city of Atlanta has asked a newly created state panel charged with ensuring that public employees and agencies comply with state laws on immigration to delay action on a complaint filed against the mayor and city council members.
Thu., March 1, 2012 10:00am
A federal appeals court heard arguments Thursday in the legal challenges against tough new laws targeting illegal immigration in Alabama and Georgia.
Fri., January 27, 2012 8:00am
House Democrats want to repeal a new law cracking down on illegal immigrants in Georgia. The badly outnumbered Democratic caucus held a public hearing on the repeal Thursday.
Thu., January 26, 2012 9:15am
Two Democratic lawmakers want to give small businesses more time before they are forced to use a federal database meant to keep illegal immigrants from the workforce. A bill would give companies with 10 to 50 employees until 2015 before the must use the E-Verify database.
Mon., April 18, 2011 1:47pm
Georgia has launched an aggressive ad campaign for its vidalia onions that ship out today. The state's Agricultural Chief says that may help address a possible boycott of Georgia’s farm goods which some groups are threatening in light of an immigration reform bill that awaits the governor’s signature.