Illegal immigration has been going on for centuries. Some Americans complain about illegal immigrants coming to America and taking away jobs. However, the jobs that illegal immigrants get are jobs Americans don’t want because they are low paying jobs which include cleaning (houses, hotels), construction, and/or working in the fields. According to Weinstock, a survey in Georgia is going to be taken on October 1st based on the financial loss farmers suffered due to the signing of HB87. The survey is being done by Georgia’s Agricultural industry to open the eyes of Georgia’s Congress so they will attempt to reject HB87. (georgiaimmigration.blogspot.com)
Even before HB87 went into effect July 1st, 2011, reports from the farmers of Georgia say that the illegal immigrants were quitting, so they wouldn’t be deported back home. Farmers also say that a great amount of them were of Hispanic background. Now there are over eleven thousand positions open and some Americans still won’t apply even though there is a large amount looking for work. Even if the survey does not help to open Congresses eyes, a lawsuit was filed on June 2, 2011 by the Asian American Legal Advocacy Center (AALAC), claiming that the Bill was unconstitutional. The AALAC is trying to get people to see that not only is the bill messing communities but also “the law sets Georgia back 50 years. The intolerance that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement fought against is emerging with a new face and a new rhetoric” (Kim Ho, aalegal.org).
Ho, H. K. (2011, June 2). AALAC Joins HB 87 Lawsuit Filed Today | Ethnic newspapers publish Collective Editorial Condemning HB 87 | AALAC. AALAC | Asian American Legal Advocacy Center, Inc. (AALAC) of Georgia. Retrieved July 15, 2011, from http://aalegal.org/2011/06/02/aalac-joins-hb-87-lawsuit-filed-today ethnic-newspapers-publish-collective-editorial-condemning-hb-87/
Weinstock, K. (2011, July 14). Georgia Immigration: GEORGIA FARMERS TO...