Georgia Follows AZ Lead

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: May 13, 2011 4:52 PM
The Obama Justice Department sure is going to be keeping its lawyers busy filing lawsuits as more and more states follow Arizona's lead to take control and deal with the illegal immigration problem head on.


Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law on Friday an immigration bill giving police authority to question suspects about their immigration status which is similar to a controversial measure passed in Arizona.


The law also requires many private employers to check the immigration status of newly hired workers on a federal database called E-Verify.


Deal said the law will take the burden off Georgia's schools, hospitals and prisons by reducing the number of illegal immigrants in the state.


"This legislation is a responsible step forward in the absence of federal action," Deal said during a signing ceremony in his office at the Capitol.


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