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    GA: Immigration bills to push employers

    Immigration bills to push employers

    by Amanda Thomas/Times-Georgian Times Georgian

    41 mins 47 secs ago

    A proposed law requiring employers across the state to verify the residency status of all new job applicants is one of several immigration bills filed in the House and Senate this week.

    While the executive director of Latinos United of Carroll County supports tougher immigration laws, she continues to believe the issue is a federal matter, and not a state one. The Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act, introduced by Rep. Matt Ramsey, R-Peachtree City, will also tighten the process of applying for tax-paid benefits and services. Law officers could also legally check citizenship status during a traffic stop.

    Rep. Tim Bearden, R-Villa Rica, is supporting the bill along with Rep. Kevin Cooke, R-Carrollton, who is a co-sponsor. The bill is a culmination of months of work by the Joint House and Senate Committee on Immigration Reform. The legislation requires the use of the federal E-Verify Internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

    It creates incentives to encourage local governments to participate in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement “Secure Communitiesâ€
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    Follow the Progress of GEORGIA State Legislation and bills here

    Ramsey's bill is HOUSE BILL 87. See it here:

    Here is the Link to SENATE BILL 7 Mentioned in story

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