Georgia’s Secure Document List–So What.

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The Georgia Attorney General just issued his Secure and Verifiable Document List, as required under HB-87, Georgia’s Anti-Immigration Law. This list brings to mind the First Rule you need to know when a State passes an Anti-Immigration law. That rule is summarized in one word–“meaningless.” That’s right. The List, as written, is meaningless. The List changes NOTHING about Georgia law …

What HB 87 Means for You, Your Business and for Georgia (and it’s not good)

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The dust has settled and it appears clear that Governor Deal will sign HB 87. We are now left with the detritus of Rep. Matt Ramsey’s “work” on the most anti-immigration bill passed by a state legislature in modern times. The question everyone is asking is “what does this mean for me?” Let’s take a look at what the individual …

Georgia Is Now “All In” for the Immigration Game

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This afternoon the Georgia Senate caved into the blitz put on by Senator Chip Rogers to craft a “compromise” anti-immigration bill in the Georgia Legislature with Rep. Matt Ramsey, passing HB 87 compromise language by a slim 3 votes in a lengthy process on the legislature’s final day in session this spring. The HB 87 compromise language will be quickly …

Did Rep. Matt Ramsey Lie About HB 87, Again?

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Yesterday Matt Ramsey introduced yet another substitute for the Senate passed version of HB 87. His substitute eviscerated the work done by the Senate on this bill, which had ameliorated some of its more unconstitutional and illegal provisions, and eliminated the business destroying E-Verify requirement. In speaking to a reporter after his substitute passed the House, effectively without debate or …

There They Go Again–The Georgia Legislature and Immigration

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This week both branches of the Georgia State Legislature have been busy in trying to pass anti-immigration legislation. The curious part of their efforts is what appears to be a complete lack of communication between the branches and what their specific purposes are. THE GEORGIA HOUSE DISSES THE GEORGIA SENATE On Monday, the Georgia House completely eviserated the Senate version …