Georgia Democrats Call for Repeal of State's Immigration Law

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- House Democrats say they want to repeal a new law cracking down on illegal immigrants in Georgia.

The badly outnumbered Democratic caucus will back the repeal as one of its priorities during a news conference scheduled for Tuesday. The Democrats have not yet filed the necessary legislation to repeal the law.

Democratic Rep. Lynmore James says the crackdown has cost Georgia farmers millions of dollars in lost crops and other financial damage. Farmers have said that the new law has scared away field hands, including many illegal immigrants, who harvest labor-intensive crops.

Republican Rep. Matt Ramsey, who sponsored the law, blamed illegal immigrants for financially burdening the state and said he will oppose the repeal attempt.

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  • by GTH Location: Enterprise on Jan 24, 2012 at 08:45 AM
    Georgia and all Democrats, please note the majority of American's and Georgia citizens approve of the Immigration law, so with this stated, do yourself a favor and bud out.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 24, 2012 at 07:11 AM
    I guess democrats are what's destroying the States. We shouldn't get illegals to do work that Americans are able to do. It borrows trouble that we don't need.All those illegal people over here may be doing cheap farm work but they are on the food stamps and it's not fair to the American people for some people to keep all their money and get food stamps. If they'd agree to pay taxes like everybody eles we wouldn't be so bad off.
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