President Obama has spoken publicly against the Georgia anti-immigration bill HB87. The president said: 'It is a mistake for states to try to do this piecemeal. We can't have 50 different immigration laws around the country. Arizona tried this and a federal court already struck them down,' Obama told WSB-TV in a taped interview.
The Obama administration's Justice Department sued in federal court to block Arizona from implementing its law which was the basis for the Georgia law (to allow police to question the immigration status of suspects when there is 'reasonable suspicion' they are in the country illegally).
If Governor Deal signs it, the federal government is sure to follow suit.