Georgia eliminates the Immigration Enforcement Review Board & Teaches Us All a Lesson

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In 2011, Georgia passed HB 87, creating the controversial Immigration Enforcement Review Board (IERB). The seven-member board, comprised primarily of volunteers with little knowledge on immigration law, was tasked to investigating complaints about municipalities not enforcing immigration laws.  It was empowered to not only probe complaints from the public but also issue subpoenas, place witnesses under oath and administer fines. …

The Georgia Immigration Enforcement Review Board

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Section 20, of Georgia’s HB 87, created the “Immigration Enforcement Review Board” (IERB) The creation of the IERB was a surprise addition to HB 87 in its last substitution in the House, and never had a public hearing. There is no legislative history about the IERB’s purpose, although it is now clear from Rep. Matt Ramsey’s statements to the press …