Friday, April 1, 2011
A BIT OF GOOD NEWS FOR IMMIGRANTS IN GEORGIA
The horrific SB40 and HB87 are still in the game in Georgia and gaining steam, which is bad for immigrants and businesses in Georgia. However, a number of smaller anti-immigration measures (some of which were reported earlier this year in my blog) have failed to advance and may be stalled for this session. Out of nearly a dozen immigration-related bills, only three cleared either the House or Senate by crossover day, the deadline by which legislation is supposed to pass at least one chamber, or cannot pass during the session. Apart from SB40 and HB87, the other immigration related bill that passed the Senate is a bill that makes driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol a felony on the first conviction for illegal immigrants.