The local Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), sent a letter to governor Deal urging him to veto the bill seeking to impose Arizona-type local state immigration laws. The letter includes statement about the bill’s unconstitutional intrusion into the exclusive province of federal law (which will require the State to seek to defend the constitutional preemption challenge that promptly will be filed in Federal Court), and the racial profiling that would be introduced into Georgia law (notwithstanding a flawed attempt to avoid this), there are other things to consider, including:
Unfunded state audit requirement of public employers to ensure they are complying with the E-Verify requirements.
The harboring section does not exempt immigration attorneys representing a person in removal proceedings (the only exemption is for criminal attorneys).
Unfunded Immigration Enforcement Review Board that establishes no requirements to ensure board members are in any way qualified or knowledgeable about immigration procedures.
There are many flawed issues within this bill, but I doubt the governor will veto it because he has such an anti-immigration record.