Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mexico raises concerns over Georgia illegal immigration bill

Atlanta’s Mexican Consulate is expressing concerns over the “potentially grave effects” pending legislation targeting illegal immigration could have on Mexican nationals here.

In a statement released Friday, the consulate singled out House Bill 87, which passed Georgia’s House on Thursday. Among other things, HB 87 would authorize state and local police to verify the immigration status of certain suspects. It also would punish certain people who knowingly transport or harbor illegal immigrants here...[Full Article]