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Senate to vote on “Arizona copycat law” today | Atlanta News & Opinion Blog | Fresh Loaf | Creative Loafing Atlanta.

Posted by Gwynedd Stuart on Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 12:55 PM

The state Senate is scheduled to vote today on HB 87, Georgia’s controversial attempt at cracking down on illegal immigration.Opposition to the bill — which has become increasingly fervent as the legislative session nears its end — has continued to grow. From the AJC:

“[O]n Monday, activists presented [Gov. Nathan] Deal’s office with 23,000 petition signatures urging him to stop the measure. Additionally, the head of the Korean American Association of Greater Atlanta last week sent state lawmakers petitions signed by more than 4,000 Korean Americans from Gwinnett County who are opposed to the legislation.”

Last week, human rights groups threatened to boycott Georgia if Deal doesn’t veto whatever anti-illegal immigrant legislation that lands on his desk.

The state House voted overwhelmingly in favor of the bill back in early March.

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