Georgia Legislature Passes Illegal Immigrant Legislation

April 18, 2011 ( - The Georgia state legislature passed immigration reform legislation (HB87) on April 14.

According to Jackson Lewis, Governor Nathan Deal is expected to sign the sweeping immigration bill into law. HB87 mandates that companies with more than 10 full-time employees register with the federal E-Verify program to check the legal status of new hires and creates the offense of “aggravated identity theft” for the use of false information.   

In addition, it allows the police to question individuals about their immigration status and mandates sanctions for those who harbor or transport undocumented migrants.  

The legislation passed by a vote of 112-59 in the lower house and 39-17 in the Senate, the news report said.