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Local governments not following Georgia immigration law

ATLANTA (AP) - One year after Georgia lawmakers passed a tough immigration law, a newspaper investigation found that many city and county governments are not in compliance.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/MIlol9) that state officials are preparing a mass mailing this week to remind governments that their state funding could be in jeopardy if they don't follow the law. The law passed a year ago aims to block illegal immigrants from taking jobs from U.S. citizens and stop taxpayer support for government contractors who hire illegal immigrants.

It requires the majority of private employers, government agencies and contractors to use a federal work authorization program called E-Verify to be sure workers are authorized to work in the United State. But few governments have filed the required reports on time.


Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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