Updated: Tuesday, 08 Feb 2011, 11:13 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 08 Feb 2011, 11:13 PM EST
By: MYFOXATLANTA STAFF/myfoxatlanta
ATLANTA – State lawmakers are wrangling with two bills, one on the House and another in the Senate, that would put some teeth in state immigration law.
The bills would require some employers to use a federal database e-Verify to make sure workers are legal and provide for penalties against local officials who ignore the law.
Brett Bittner, the executive director of the state Libertarian party and D.A King, president of the Dustin Inman Society.
King says the e-Verify system has gotten much more reliable in recent years and, insists that complaints of it being costly and cumbersome are an invention of the Chamber of Commerce.
Bittner agrees with the Georgia agribusiness council and the farm bureau that immigration should be a federal issue.