Georgia Eyes Immigration Overhaul | Georgia Public Broadcasting

12
Jun

Georgia Eyes Immigration Overhaul | Georgia Public Broadcasting

ATLANTA — The U.S. Senate took the first steps toward voting on comprehensive immigration reform Tuesday. It’s expected to pass the Senate, and then it will move to the House, where a tougher battle awaits. If passed in its current form, the bill would affect a wide range of Georgia residents.

The U.S. Senate took the first steps toward voting on comprehensive immigration reform Tuesday. It’s expected to pass the Senate, and then it will move to the House, where a tougher battle awaits. If passed in its current form, the bill would affect a wide range of Georgia residents.

The U.S. Senate took the first steps toward voting on comprehensive immigration reform Tuesday. It’s expected to pass the Senate, and then it will move to the House, where a tougher battle awaits. If passed in its current form, the bill would affect a wide range of Georgia residents.

And Atlanta immigration attorney Charles Kuck says it would help the state in five ways. Firstly, border security.

“Stronger border means fewer undocumented workers in Georgia,” he said in an interview. “People don’t stay in Texas, and Arizona and California anymore. They move to where the jobs are, and Georgia is growing new jobs.”

Secondly employers looking for lower-skills workers would benefit.

“There’s going to be temporary worker program to actually enable easily employers to get the workers they need – when they need them,” he said.

That’s welcomes news to Georgia’s farmers, says Charles Hall with the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association.

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