Immigration News In Georgia
A Republican lawmaker this week added to the immigration-related legislation now before Georgia’s General Assembly when he filed a bill aimed at blocking illegal immigrants from collecting unemployment benefits here.Sen. Bill Heath’s legislation prohibits noncitizens from collecting the benefits unless they were legally admitted to this country for permanent residence at the time of their work, legally present for the purposes of their jobs or were permanently residing in the United States “under the color of law” at the time of their employment.
Senate Bill 65 also says noncitizens can’t get the benefits unless they are legally present here at the time of the payments.
Heath, a Republican from Bremen, declined to comment for this article. But a Senate spokesman said Heath would e-mail a statement about his bill to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Last month, Heath filed Senate Bill 7, which would prohibit people from collecting wage loss and medical benefits unless they were in the country legally at the time of their injury. State legislators are considering several other bills that would crack down on illegal immigration in Georgia, including Senate Bill 40 and House Bill 87.
Answer by Hugh Jorgan
Because we have Whores in office who will do anything for a vote. They usually have a D following their name.
Answer by Murderous Monkey
That kind of language helps a bill gain public support – but there’s a dirty little secret involved. Illegal aliens are ALREADY forbidden from collecting unemployment benefits. You have to have a social security number and your prior employer must agree to pay.
Think about this logically – even if an illegal alien has a fake SS number, there’s no way a prior employer would agree to pay the unemployment.
Answer by Conservatives Hate Change
A Republican reported this?? Hmmm! chances are that his so-called facts are made up. They love to lie about illegals.
So what about the BILLIONS we collect from them that they don’t get refunds for? Hmmm!
At tax time, illegal immigrants are paying too
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The tax system collects its due, even from a class of workers with little likelihood of claiming a refund and no hope of drawing a Social Security check.
Illegal immigrants are paying taxes to Uncle Sam, experts agree. Just how much they pay is hard to determine because the federal government doesn’t fully tally it. But the latest figures available indicate it will amount to billions of dollars in federal income, Social Security and Medicare taxes this year. One rough estimate puts the amount of Social Security taxes alone at around $ 9 billion per year.
I have heard that Georgia’s law is more stringent, yet there is little heard about it versus what was in the news about Arizona. Are we facing again “selective news” by media, quite frequent recently?
Answer by Jeffrey
Georgia has a far smaller amount of illegal immigrants, and a far smaller population of American hispanics to be offended by the law. Therefore there is less enforcement and less media attention. Arizona has a far higher amount of illegals due to its proximity to the Mexican border and its use as a gateway for illegal immigration to the rest of the country.
Answer by Robin William
Georgia is not a border state except with the Ocean
Answer by BlTCH
The immigrants get to choose which state they live in. If you are gonna move to Georgia, you might as well stay in Mexico
How can Mexico several Central and South American countries suing GA over immigration laws , is Mexico now saying they will decide what laws we can or cannot have ? Is Mexico now running America ?The Anti-Defamation League, Mexico and the governments of several Central and South American countries filed court papers Wednesday in support of efforts to halt Georgia’s tough new immigration enforcement law.The other countries joining on the side of those seeking a preliminary injunction in the case include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Peru.“HB 87 substantially and inappropriately burdens the consistent country to country relations between Mexico and the United States of America,” Mexico says in its brief in support of halting the law, “interfering with the strategic diplomatic interests of the two countries and encouraging an imminent threat of state-sanctioned bias or discrimination.”
Answer by Shaniqua Anderson
Those laws are illegal and will soon be abolished!!!
Mexico is paying Obama to guard illegals.
You seem to not know what your government has been doing lately.
Answer by fried crickets
The U.S. has a whole set of international agreements and treaties that put into writing how the authorities are treat the citizens of another country. It’s for the protection of the millions of U.S. citizens that travel abroad as well as foreign nationals in the U.S.. If the laws of a particular state do not coincide with international agreements, then it is the right of the interested parties to go to court to protect their citizens according to international agreements.
Answer by Paladin
they seem to think that deporting illegals is mistreating them
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