Protesters marched on the Georgia capitol yesterday to protest the new state law, HB 87 which makes it harder for non-citizens to get a job in Georgia. What seems like a perfectly reasonable approach has provoked outrage from many, mostly people who shouldn’t be here in this country. They are breaking the law to be here.
Adelina Nicholls, of the Georgia Latino Alliance has a different message: “They are ready to fight. < snip> We have earned the right to be here.”
Wow, just wow. How have illegal immigrants earned the right to be here? You don’t get the rights of American citizenship just by hopping across the border. Ask the millions of legal immigrants. They followed the law.
Maybe they think making noise with their constant whining will win the day for them:
â€œThese people work very, very hard. They get paid less than the minimum wage; they stay quiet about it because it was their only choice. They come here to work basically. They come here to work,â€ Gigi Penaflower said.
Supporters of the law say thatâ€™s part of the problem. Undocumented workers let businesses get away with lowering wages, leaving no incentive to hire legal residents.
â€œThere are a lot of people out there that are desperate to feed their family. Desperate to put food on the table. People will do just about anything when times are tough,â€ State Rep. Matt Ramsey, R-Peachtree City, said. Under the new law, many businesses will have to check an employeeâ€™s ability to work, and it is a felony to falsify documents to try to get around the system. But what some see as fair, others see as discrimination and hate. — WSBTV.com
Good heavens. We’ve got a 14 trillion dollar debt and 10% unemployment. Enforce the law. Build the damn fence.