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Georgia Anti Immigrant Law

Don't Allow Hijacking of Common Sense Bill That Fixes Flaw in Georgia Immigration Law

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Two years ago, Georgia passed one of the most stringent immigration laws in the country, House Bill 87. Both supporters and opponents of the bill now agree that it has a major flaw which needs to be fixed quickly.

Unchecked Power Granted by House Bill 87

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

The governor and the legislature must also establish checks and balances for this body -- otherwise we are likely to see abuses of power committed at public's expense.

HB 87 Negatively Impacts Georgia Economy and Reputation

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

HB 87 effectively compels all people in the state of Georgia, citizens and noncitizens alike, to carry identification documents on them at all times.

Newest Anti-Immigrant Law Will Further Damage Georgia

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Lawmakers now aim to prohibit state and local governments from accepting many foreign passports as proof of identification. In effect, both immigrants and foreign tourists would be unable to prove their identity in a wide range of interactions.