7/26 – CBSAtlanta – Public invited to immigration forum – CBS Atlanta News, Weather, Sports, Traffic – WGCL 46

Public invited to immigration forum – CBS Atlanta News, Weather, Sports, Traffic – WGCL 46.

Posted: Jul 25, 2011 1:37 PM EDT Updated: Jul 25, 2011 1:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) – Sen. Curt Thompson (D-Tucker) will be meeting with the public on Wednesday, July 27, to discuss the current status of Georgia’s immigration laws.

The Committee on Immigration and Georgia’s Economy elicit testimony on the impact of the law on business, especially agribusiness.

Representatives from the Georgia Restaurant Association, the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, and the Georgia Hotel and Lodging Association will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about the effect of the court injunction on parts of the new law.

Sen. Thompson will be joined by Sen. Emanuel Jones (D-Decatur), Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta), Sen. Doug Stoner (D-Smyrna), Sen. Gail Davenport (D-Jonesboro), and Sen. Jason Carter (D-Decatur).

The meeting will take place from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Coverdale Legislative Office Building, room 307.

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