We predict the dollar-first Republicans will try to eliminate the state’s 2011 (HB 87 – see also 2013) E-Verify law that is now treated as optional anyway. We also predict the attempt will have the full approval and participation of the Georgia Chamber and FWD.us.
Update, October 14, 2021. Add removal of effective immigration status verification for occupational licenses to the agenda.
Would Gov Brian Kemp sign such legislation? We think so.
The below is from an Insider Advantage Georgia (subscription) report.
Ralston names new committees
“State Rep. Wes Cantrell (R-Woodstock) was appointed by Ralston to serve as chair of the House Study Committee on Innovative Ways to Maximize Global Talent.
“Georgia House Republicans are committed to keeping Georgia a great place where people of all walks of life can live, work and thrive,” said Rep. Cantrell. “Georgia has consistently outranked the rest of the nation as the best state to do business, and there is no doubt that foreign-born Georgians have contributed greatly to our state’s economic success.”
This study committee was established by House Resolution 11 during the 2021 legislative session and will look at ways to maximize global talent and “provide greater prosperity for all Georgians by identifying and removing barriers to full economic participation that no longer serve the state.” This study committee will report its findings by December 31, 2021.”
Entire report here.