Originally posted to Christwire on May 16 2011
On Friday, May 13, 2011 Georgia Governor, Nathan Deal who is a good God fearing Republican signed a law to stop illegal immigration into his state and to forcibly encourage illegals who are already her to leave.
It is one of the "nation’s toughest immigration enforcement measures" placing it among Arizona and Utah as the only other states brave enough to stand up to the liberal mexican commie agenda in Washington, as well as dirty mexicans at home. It is too bad that the federal government isn't brave enough to step up and create a federal law...or better yet even inforce the laws that it already has!
Under the law starting July 1 police will be empowered to investigate the immigration status of certain suspects (i.e. suspicious caramel collored peoples). The law which is based on Arizona's law, also sets new hiring requirements for employers and penalizes people who transport or harbor illegal immigrants here.
A recent estimate by the Pew Hispanic Center puts the number of illegal immigrants in Georgia at 425,000, the seventh-highest among the states. Those illegal immigrants are taking jobs from state residents and burdening Georgia’s public schools, hospitals and jails. This law is a victory for taxpayers who have to bear the cost of illegal immigration in Georgia.
Liberals and the few mexicans that are literate said Friday that they have been working with some national organizations in drafting a lawsuit to challenge the measure in Atlanta's federal district court, arguing Georgia is overstepping its bounds. Known liberal fascist socialist mullato and mexican lover President Barack Obama also known for always putting in his 2 cents, said in a televised interview last month, calling HB 87 now the law a “mistake.”
“We can't have 50 different immigration laws around the country,” the president said. “Arizona tried this, and a federal court already struck them down."
The most important feature of the law targets the hiring of illegal immigrants. Many immigrants illegally enter the country to find work here. Under Georgia’s law, many employers will be required to start using a federal program called E-Verify to confirm their newly hired employees are eligible to work in the United States.
On Sunday known mexican Carlos Santana, was invited to a Braves game for a humanitarian award and took the microphone and said Arizona and the city of Atlanta should be "ashamed" for passing immigration bills, that have been criticized widely as racially motivated. Luckily the good southerners on hand booed the mexican in Turner Field; who should have been doing landscape work instead of speaking.
Here is how the law will be phased in:
* Local and state police will be empowered to arrest illegal immigrants and take them to state and federal jails.
* People who use fake identification to get a job in Georgia could face up to 15 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines.
* People who -- while committing another crime -- knowingly transport or harbor illegal immigrants or encourage them to come to Georgia could face penalties. First-time offenders would face imprisonment for up to 12 months and up to $1,000 in fines.
* A seven-member Immigration Enforcement Review Board will be established to investigate complaints about local and state government officials not enforcing state immigration-related laws.
* Government officials who violate state laws requiring cities, counties and state government agencies to use E-Verify could face fines up to $10,000 and removal from office.
* The state Agriculture Department will be directed to study the possibility of creating Georgia's own guest-worker program. Some Georgia employers have complained the federal government's guest-worker program is too burdensome and expensive.
* State and local government agencies must start requiring people who apply for public benefits -- such as food stamps, housing assistance and business licenses -- to provide at least one “secure and verifiable” document, which could be a state or federally issued form of identification. Consular matriculation cards will not be accepted. The state attorney general’s office is required to post a list of acceptable documents on its website by Aug. 1.
* Georgia businesses will be required to use the federal E-Verify program to determine whether their new hires are eligible to work legally in the United States. Businesses with 500 or more employees must start complying with this provision Jan. 1. Businesses with 100 or more employees but fewer than 500 must start complying with this provision July 1, 2012. This requirement applies to businesses with between 11 and 99 employees starting July 1, 2013. Businesses with 10 or fewer employees are exempt.