Mon., January 2, 2012 5:00pm
Some Georgia lawmakers want to toughen the state’s stance on illegal immigrants in public colleges and universities. A bill before the state legislature would widen a ban approved last year.
Thu., December 22, 2011 5:21pm
A federal appeals court in Atlanta has denied requests by Georgia and Alabama to delay action on legal challenges to their tough new laws targeting illegal immigration pending the outcome of a U.S. Supreme Court decision on a similar challenge to Arizona's immigration law.
Thu., December 15, 2011 6:22pm
Georgia’s new immigration panel met Thursday to discuss how it will handle complaints and other administrative issues.
Thu., December 15, 2011 5:17pm
Georgia and Alabama are asking a federal appeals court to delay a scheduled hearing on court orders blocking parts of their state laws cracking down on illegal immigration. The attorneys general of the two states said Thursday they want to wait for the U.S. Supreme Court decision on a similar challenge to Arizona's tough law targeting illegal immigration.
Thu., December 8, 2011 4:21pm
All 159 Georgia counties will now share fingerprint information with federal immigration authorities to help identify people who are in the country illegally and have committed crimes.
Wed., December 7, 2011 12:49pm
Alabama's attorney general has become the highest ranking Republican official to suggest throwing out parts of his state's tough new immigration law, as he recommended that lawmakers repeal some portions of the statute that have been put on hold by federal courts and clarify some others.
Wed., November 23, 2011 5:44pm
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal remains supportive of Newt Gingrich's presidential bid but disagrees with the former House speaker on allowing some illegal immigrants to remain in the country.
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.
Wed., November 2, 2011 2:31pm
A group of Mexican senators want to meet with state legislators in states that have enacted strict laws targeting illegal immigration.
Thu., September 29, 2011 8:27am
A Georgia panel charged with ensuring compliance with immigration-related state laws is set to hold its first meeting amid an uproar over the views of one of its members. The seven-member Georgia Immigration Enforcement Review Board will meet Thursday at the state Capitol. Thousands of people have signed petitions delivered to Nathan Deal urging the governor to rescind his appointment of Phil Kent to the board, calling his views on race and culture "extreme."