New Georgia E-Verify Law
summarized in a publication on the Seyfarth Shaw
LLP website, Georgia
Governor Nathan Deal last week signed into law the Illegal Immigration Reform and
Enforcement Act of 2011 that takes effect July 1, 2011.
new Georgia law mimics many of the provisions in Arizona’s law, including the requirement
that most employers in the state use E-Verify. The law also allows, under certain
circumstances, local law enforcement to investigate individuals’ immigration status.
of the key provisions of the law include:
Required for All Employers with More Than Ten Employees
any business with 500+ employees to use E-Verify for employees hired after January
any business with 100 to 499 employees to use E-Verify as of July 1, 2012.
any business with 10 to 99 employees to use E-Verify as of July 1, 2013.
to be Questioned about Immigration Status
law allows local law enforcement officers to question suspects about their immigration
Arizona law and similar legislation in Utah have resulted in expensive legal challenges
rights groups are concerned that the Georgia law will result in discrimination based
on physical appearance. Business groups fear the loss of business that will result
from anticipated boycotts and from the hostile environment created by the new law.
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