Happy Monday, everyone! Finals are over, new classes have started, and now it's time to get back to business...
Today I want to focus on how SB529 is affecting Georgia and its illegal immigrant population. Two things I have personally noted since the new laws have gone into effect:
- Car sales are taking a hit now that illegal immigrants cannot get vehicle tags without proper identification.
- More 'Now Hiring' signs going up for local businesses.
Let's see what the news media is reporting:
Rumor has it that many illegal immigrant families in Georgia are planning to leave the U.S. by December and it looks as if the new employee verification processes are starting to have an effect on the illegal immigration population.
Georgia businesses are starting to evaluate their hiring practices so they will be in compliance with SB529, and so their business does not become the next target on ICE's hit list.
Also in Georgia, some local counties have taken illegal immigration matters into their own hands by requiring any company that bids on their construction projects to have legal employees. Gwinnett county has received a small backlash from business owners, but commissioners are downplaying the issue saying that most business owners understand the county's decision.
Interestingly, big agricultural businesses who regularly hire illegal immigrants are having no problems with keeping a steady stream of employees. In fact, it has been nearly three weeks since SB 529 has been in effect, and there is still a surplus of illegal immigrant workers available to the industry.
Regardless, the new laws and their enforcement seem to be working, and I suspect the surplus mentioned above will start to dwindle as more illegal immigrants find it harder to obtain personal transportation.
Now, if we could just get the open borders advocates to understand that enforcing the law is neither racist, nor xenophobic, we'll be in great shape...
In political news, Georgia Senators Chambliss and Isakson are continuing to urge the President to supply emergency funding for the Mexican/American border fence that was passed last year...(which still isn't built...) We know that the letter will likely fall on deaf ears, but at least the Senators are expressing what their constituents would like to see happen.
Until next time, folks...
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