A federal judge blocked sections of Georgia’s HB 87, a law targeting illegal immigration, including a provision that authorized police to check the immigration status of suspects without proper identification and to detain illegal immigrants. However, most of the bill remains intact including a requirement that employers with 10 or more employees check the employment eligibility of new hires using E-Verify. This requirement will be implemented in stages starting January 1, 2012. Employers should try to remain informed of the requirements of the growing number of immigration related state laws.
Sections of Georgia’s new immigration law blocked but not the required use of E-Verify
Marks Gray P.A.