More than a thousand Georgia businesses are not complying with a key provision of Georgia’s controversial anti-immigration law, according to a complaint filed by an illegal immigration activist. Businesses could be in danger of not having access to state funds if they don’t comply.
The state law has also given local citizens the opportunity to become their own immigration enforcement officers. In Vidalia in Toombs County, a man named Michael Dale Smith of Twin City accused the city of giving illegal immigrants safe harbor by allowing them to live, travel and work within the city limits—an allegation the city denies. A three-member group was appointed to investigate and report its findings.