ATLANTA – Advocates for an immigration reform bill in Washington, D.C., say a new poll shows heavy support for the legislation in Georgia.
Those advocates say they see a significant level of support for an immigration overhaul. They say they hope the results of this poll, conducted by Partnership for a New American Economy, will have an impact on Georgia’s senators
“Sixty-one percent of Georgians across political parties, more Republicans than Democrats, support this bill in Congress,” said Charles Kuck, of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials.
For Georgian, supporters of this bill include the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, as well as labor and agri-business groups.
“This poll is done to give evidence to our people in Congress, our Senators and Representatives, that Georgians want reform and they want reform now,” Kuck said.
Debbie Dooley of the Atlanta Tea Party criticized the senators for voting to allow the debate.
“This bill is not about securing the border. This bill is about granting amnesty to 11 million people that are in our nation illegally,” said Dooley.