Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The vote was 3-2 against the proposal.
Contractors who want to do business with Cobb County will not be required to apply for certification through a federal program intended to stop undocumented workers from obtaining employment through fraudulent means. It was standing-room only at the Cobb County administration building Tuesday night. And despite passionate arguments from speaker after speaker in favor of the proposed code change, county commissioners decided that the federal IMAGE program was not the best way to solve unemployment or the issue of illegal workers in Cobb. "That objective can be obtained through quite a few different ways," Chairman Tim Lee said before the board voted 3-2 against the ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Mutual Agreement between …
They will meet at 7 p.m. tonight.
Cobb commissioners tonight are expected to vote on a proposed code change that supporters say will ensure jobs paid for with taxpayer dollars go to legal U.S. citizens. Under the proposal, contractors who do business with Cobb County would be required to apply for certification through the ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers program, commonly referred to as IMAGE. It's all part of an effort to ensure that employers comply with federal immigration and employment guidelines. Cobb experienced a public relations nightmare during the construction of the new Cobb courthouse after information surfaced that a contractor on the project had not verified the status of his employees. Despite…
Friday, February 1, 2013
President Obama and members of Congress are among those who have brought forth immigration reform proposals this week. Tell us who you believe has the better plans.
Friday, February 1
Immigration reform came to the forefront of the American political realm this week, with several leaders putting forth plans that could lead to citizenship for an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants currently in the United States. The first move this week was made by a group of Republican and Democratic senators Monday. The Associated Press reports that the group with their plan aims to first increase the country’s borders before laying down a path to citizenship. President Barack Obama presented the highlights of his proposals on Tuesday. While both his and the senators’ plans call for establishment of a way to allow illegal immigrants to pursue citizenship, the president is not proposing tying the citizenship component to border …
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Georgia's new laws for 2012 also include a 75-cent fee for prepaid cellular service.
The new year brings the next phase in Georgia’s anti-immigration law, a new fee for prepaid cellphone service and the prospect for golf carts rolling through city streets statewide. Most laws in Georgia go into effect when they are signed by the governor or July 1, the start of the state’s fiscal year, but Jan. 1 has some legislative significance—particularly if you’re a doctor with a 7-year-old child and you want to drive your golf cart to the hospital where you employ more than 500 people in a drought-stricken area that hopes for a tech-driven economic revival. Read Patch’s rundown of the legal meaning of today, and it will all make sense (click on each bill number to read the full legislation). H.B. 87, the Illegal Immigration Reform …
Sunday, July 10, 2011
A neighbor asks a question that you may be able to answer.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
I am sick of hearing Mexico whine about the Georgia immigration law through the liberal media and diplomats. We are called bigots and racists because we support law abiding citizens. I want to contact someone from the Mexican government to express how I feel. I want to simply say that the issue isn't about race. It is about law; if you want to live and work in Georgia, then you do so legally. Does anyone know an address I can write to or how I can contact Mexican officials? Deb L.
Friday, July 1, 2011
A summary of other newly passed legislation that becomes law in Georgia today.
Amid all the clamor over Georgia's new immigration law, a number of other measures signed by Gov. Nathan Deal went into effect in Georgia on Friday that may have a more direct impact on citizens. HB 87, which penalizes those using fake identification to get a job in the state of Georgia, also penalizes government officials who violate state laws on immigration enforcement. The story has gained nationwide attention for its Arizona-like similarities. Earlier this week, a federal judge put a hold on several provisions of that law, which the state has vowed to appeal. Protests continued all week, including at a community meeting in Smyrna on Thursday held by the Cobb Immigrant Alliance. Other laws that took effect today include: HB 101 - …