3/4 – Media Roundup – HB 87 GA House Passage

CNN – Georgia House Passes Stringent Immigration Bill
March 4, 2011
Atlanta (CNN) — The Georgia House on Thursday passed a tough immigration law that would require employers to verify the legal status of workers they hire. House Bill 87, which has been likened to the Arizona immigration law, was passed 113-56 and goes to the state Senate. (read more)

 

AJC – House passes Arizona-style bill aimed at illegal immigration
March 3, 2011
Georgia’s House followed Arizona’s lead Thursday, convincingly passing stringent new legislation targeting illegal immigrants and those who harbor them here. By a largely party-line vote of 113-56, the Republican-controlled chamber approved House Bill 87, also called the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011. (read more)


The Citizen –
Immigration Bill Passes GA House
Officer alleges it will endanger police by encouraging ‘fight or flight’ response. A bill aimed at discouraging illegal immigrants from coming to Georgia passed the Georgia House of Representatives Thursday. Bill sponsor Matt Ramsey, a Republican from Peachtree City, argued to his colleagues that the legislation “removes every single incentive that we possibly can that lures illegal aliens to come to Georgia … the incentives that our taxpayers are footing the bill for, we can remove those as state policy makers and that’s exactly what House BIll 87 proposes to do.” (read more)

NECN (Comcast) – Ga. House passes illegal immigration crackdown
March 3, 2011
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia House passed a bill Thursday that aims to crack down on illegal immigration in the state and contains some provisions similar to a tough law enacted in Arizona last year. The bill sponsored by Rep. Matt Ramsey, a Peachtree City Republican, passed the House by a largely partisan vote of 113-56. (read more)

The State Column – Immigration reform bill aimed at discouraging undocumented passes in Georgia
March 4, 2011
An immigration reform bill discouraging undocumented immigrants from moving the state has passed the Georgia House of Representatives. State Rep. Matt Ramsey noted that the legislation “removes every single incentive that we possibly can that lures illegal aliens to come to Georgia … the incentives that our taxpayers are footing the bill for, we can remove those as state policy makers and that’s exactly what House BIll 87 proposes to do.” (read more)

 

Examiner – Georgia House passes Arizona-style immigration legislation
March 3, 2011
Georgia House of Representatives passed an Arizona-like immigration law, H.B. 87, on Thursday in a mostly partisan vote 113-56. Under the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011 all employers would have to use E-verify to ensure they don’t hire illegal immigrants. Right now only government workers have to be checked out by E-verify, according to federal laws. (read more)

Gwinnett Daily Post – Ga. House passes illegal immigration crackdown
March 3, 2011
ATLANTA — The Georgia House passed a bill Thursday that aims to crack down on illegal immigration in the state and contains some provisions similar to a tough law enacted in Arizona last year. The bill sponsored by Rep. Matt Ramsey, a Peachtree City Republican, passed the House by a largely partisan vote of 113-56. (read more)

 

Creative Loafing – Georgia one step closer to enacting Arizona-style immigration law
March 4, 2011
Despite demonstrations of opposition on the Capitol steps yesterday, the Georgia House voted overwhelmingly to approve HB 87 — known by many as the “Arizona copycat law” — legislation intended to crack down on illegal immigration. The bill requires that employers verify workers’ legal status using a federal — and, according to some, flawed — database. It also allows police to check a detainees legal status and criminalizes the transport of illegal immigrants. The general fear in the human rights community is that the bill will allow for racial profiling. (read more)

 

…and of course, you can’t have a media roundup without Fox, right?

FoxAtlanta – Ga House Passes Illegal Immigration Bill
ATLANTA (AP) – The Georgia House passed a bill Thursday that aims to crack down on illegal immigration in the state and contains some provisions similar to a tough law enacted in Arizona last year. The bill sponsored by Rep. Matt Ramsey, a Peachtree City Republican, passed the House by a largely partisan vote of 113-56.

 

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