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Ga. legislature passes immigration bill

April 15, 2011 at 7:49 PM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, April 15 (UPI) -- The Georgia Assembly ended its session by passing an immigration bill modeled on the controversial Arizona law.

Gov. Nathan Deal, who made immigration a campaign issue last year, told Te Atlanta Journal-Constitution Friday he is likely to sign HB87 after reviewing it.

"To try and craft legislation that is within the parameters of what a state can do without overstepping its bounds is difficult," Deal said. "And I commend the General Assembly for trying to put a product together that they felt like met that, and from what I have seen, I believe it does meet that."

Business groups concerned that the bill will cut off a supply of low-wage workers, especially in agriculture, should lobby Congress to do something about immigration, Deal said.

Topics: Nathan Deal
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