Tensions are running high for many immigrants in Georgia illegally as we approach the final hurdle to passing a law allowing police officers to inquire as to someone's immigration status.
The AJC ran a good article on Sunday highlighting some of the people who could be affected. Click here to read it. It is surprising that the AJC published the names of several people here illegally as well as details regarding where they work and attend school.
It is said that next to Gwinnett, DeKalb has the most immigrants. Georgia tracks the number of students enrolled as English-language learners and DeKalb has 9,329 (and 187 ESOL teachers). Many of those who are here illegally are planning to flee Georgia in anticipation of the chances of getting deported due to the new law. This could trigger a significant loss of students in our schools – and consequently a loss of state and federal funding.
It's certainly something to watch.