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Iraq the governor of Georgia says he's sending a message to congress that it's time -- get serious about the issue of illegal immigration.
He says he will sign into law a tough new bill which is drawing comparisons to Arizona's controversial immigration act Trace Gallagher has more Trace.
Yeah -- John Georgia lawmakers are well aware they could face boycotts and lawsuits because of this but yet.
The GOP controlled legislature has now passed house bill 87.
It lays down very stiff penalties for those who transport illegal immigrants in the commission of a crime like human smuggling.
And for illegals who use fake documents to get a job.
But the big difference between the Arizona law and the Georgia law is that.
In Arizona police would have been required to check the immigration status of anyone they pulled over for questioning in Georgia police are only allowed to check immigration status in certain cases the man who sponsored this bill says it does what the feds -- -- we have stepped.
And done with the citizens of Georgia -- do.
And address the social and economic consequences calls by our federal government's thirty year failure to secure our nation's borders.
Critics say this will cost the state money because of boycotts they'll have to pay out money.
To defend these lawsuits and that the bottom line is it's discrimination.
We'll do racial profiling.
And that's something that would be fighting.
A lot and of course another issue is still also revenue.
Remember key parts of the Arizona law were blocked by a federal judge -- upheld by the ninth Circuit Court Arizona is now deciding.
Whether to appeal the ninth circuit decision.
John Trace Gallagher thanks.
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