Illegal immigration is a major problem throughout Georgia- and we now have an illegal population higher than that of Arizona. The cost incurred by Georgia taxpayers because of illegal immigrants in the education, law enforcement, and health care systems exceeds two billion dollars. While the federal government refuses to act, Georgia has taken a clear step towards enforcing the law. Doug had the courage to lead in voting for sweeping illegal immigration reform, and that courage is saving Georgia taxpayers money.
While there is nothing wrong with coming to the United States legally, Doug realizes that the law must be enforced and he will continue to have the courage to work towards addressing the problem of illegal immigration in Georgia.