Thursday, May 26, 2011

Georgia's Tough New Immigration Law Drives Undocumented Immigrants to Leave

On the heels of the Georgia legislature's passage of an immigration law that seeks to make life significantly tougher for undocumented immigrants, many who fear deportation are leaving -- or considering leaving -- the Peach State.

Those who are looking to go elsewhere include undocumented immigrants and their families who harvest the state's famous sweet onions.

The new law -- the toughest state measure on immigration in the nation -- penalizes people who harbor or transport undocumented immigrants in some situations and allows law enforcement officers to check the immigration status of suspects who can't show an approved form of identification. Using false documents to get a job -- a common practice among undocumented immigrants -- will be a felony once the law goes into effect in July...[Full Article]