Monday, March 11, 2024

Georgia House Passes Bill That Targets Illegal Immigrants After Athens Murder; Georgia Lays Down the Law After Laken Riley’s Death: Anyone in Country illegally Will Be Arrested; Georgia GOP Looks to Crack Down on Sheriffs, Jailers Who Shield Illegal Immigrants from ICE

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Georgia House passes bill that targets illegal immigrants after Athens murder:
Legislation requiring local law enforcement agencies to comply with a 2006 state law aimed at illegal immigration cleared the Republican-controlled Georgia House Thursday.
House Bill 1105, which passed 97-74 primarily along party lines, comes on the heels of last week’s murder of Laken Riley, a 22-year-old nursing student, on the University of Georgia campus in Athens. A 26-year-old Venezuelan man allegedly in the country illegally has been charged with the crime.
The bill requires local sheriffs and jailers to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Those that fail to determine the nationality of suspects being held in local jails and notify the U.S. Department of Homeland Security when they have a suspected illegal immigrant in custody would be subject to the withholding of state funds and state-authorized federal funds.
“Georgia law already prohibits sanctuary cities,” state Rep. Houston Gaines, R-Athens, told his House colleagues before Thursday’s vote. “House Bill 1105 will make sure sanctuary policies don’t get rooted in our local governments.”
“We have the greatest border crisis in our nation’s history,” added Rep. Jesse Petrea, R-Savannah, the bill’s chief sponsor. “Millions are entering our country illegally. We don’t know who they are.” --->READ MORE HERE
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Georgia lays down the law after Laken Riley’s death: Anyone in country illegally will be arrested:
The Georgia Legislature passed a bill on Thursday that lets police arrest anyone suspected of entering the country illegally following the slaying of college student Laken Riley.
The state House voted 97-74 to also let law enforcement detain illegal immigrants for deportation.
The measure would require law enforcement to report to federal authorities when someone in custody is undocumented. Not adhering to that portion of the bill could cause local governments to lose state funding or federal funding.
Georgia’s legislation follows the death of Riley, a 22-year-old nursing student killed on the University of Georgia campus in Athens. Police arrested and charged 26-year-old Jose Ibarra with murder and assault.
Immigration authorities say Mr. Ibarra, a Venezuelan, entered the country illegally in 2022. --->READ MORE HERE
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