Even before HB87 is going into effect on July 1, 2011, and even before the Federal Courts decide whether to stop many of its bad provisions from being implemented for unconstitutional grounds, many undocumented immigrants are leaving Georgia fearing the new immigration law will be implemented.
Some have a wait and see attitude while other people are trying to legalize their status (for more information on qualification, contacting our office would be a good start! 770-913-0800 or http://www.visalaw.com/atlanta.html).
Businesses that cater to immigrants are suffering because the law is scaring away their customers and employees. From grocery store to churches, organizations are suffering across the board. And it hasn't even started yet.
I received reports from hospitality businesses that have Hispanic workers that are putting in their notices and either left the states or about to leave the state.
Brace yourselves, it will get worse.