Fewer discussions are as highly charged with emotion as the debate over illegal immigration. During my time in the Senate we have worked hard to take corrective measures and address this volatile situation.
While no legislative solution can possible cover every area of concern, Georgia now has more stringent regulations in place to help make our state less attractive to those coming to our country illegally.
I believe we must do our part in the General Assembly to keep tax dollars from reaching those companies that operate on the backs of illegal immigrants. I also promote the use of standardized employee certification to ensure local jobs meet the needs of local workers.
I will continue to weigh how well we are handling the influx of illegal immigrants and how we can better support our local authorities to deter this crime in the future.