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Thursday April 28, 2011

Obama Criticizes Georgia’s Immigration Bill (VIDEO)

Obama Criticizes Georgia’s Immigration Bill (VIDEO)

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President Obama has weighed in on the controversial Arizona style law that the Georgia Governor has said he intends to sign into law.

“It is a mistake for states to try to do this piecemeal. We can’t have 50 different immigration laws around the country. Arizona tried this and a federal court already struck them down,” Obama told WSB-TV in an interview taped Tuesday.

Georgia officials claim that the bill is necessary because the federal government has failed to do its job in securing the border and halting illegal immigration.

“The truth of the matter is that we’ve done more on enforcement than any previous administration. We have more border patrols. We have been engaging in serious crackdowns on employers who are hiring undocumented workers,” Obama said.

In an effort to avoid the legal challenges that Arizona faced, “reasonable suspicion” has been removed from the language of the Georgia legislation.