Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Home  >  Topics  >  Patrol Issues

May 15, 2011

Backlash already brewing against nascent Ga. immigration law

Proposed immigration law could be costly for Georgia as athletic groups and events might boycott the state

By Ray Glier

ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is reviewing an immigration bill passed by the state legislature and said he plans to sign it. The bill is modeled after a controversial law in Arizona that could result in the deportations of undocumented residents.

Atlanta and the state of Georgia, which have hosted the Olympics, Final Four, baseball All-Star Game, NHL All-Star Game and Super Bowl, could be explaining themselves in front of bid committees for the next few years and find doors closing. HB 87 would allow police to check the immigration status of suspects, even in routine traffic stops.

Full story: Backlash already brewing against nascent Ga. immigration law

PoliceOne Offers

Sponsored by

P1 on Facebook

Connect with PoliceOne

Mobile Apps Facebook Twitter Google

Get the #1 Police eNewsletter

Police Newsletter Sign up for our FREE email roundup of the top news, tips columns, videos and more, sent 3 times weekly
See Sample