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groundloop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 08:46 PM
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proposed law to deny workers comp to injured undocumented workers....
...and letting their employers off scott free.

Following is a portion of an email from my right-wing state senator, Bill Heath. He's claiming a bill he's proposing is going to cut down on illegal immigration - what it boils down to is that he wants to let those who hire undocumented workers get out of paying workers comp claims when they get injured. This is simply rewarding the people and companies who hire undocumented workers
while putting those workers in greater peril. Talk about making disposable human beings!!!

I hope that many here will let the Georgia legislature know what we think about this.

From Bill Heath, :

Immigration is not just an issue that affects the 31st District, but should be of great importance to every individual who lives, works, pays taxes or is educated in our state. It's not right to wait until worker's compensation funds are wasted on illegal immigrants before considering whether we should be compensating an illegal immigrant who took a job from a U.S. Citizen. As this bill moves through the committee process, we will hear from many passionate individuals on every side of this issue. This is how good laws are made. Introducing a bill is the beginning of the process, not the end, and we want to hear from all Georgians. I want to make clear that any law making Georgia less attractive to illegal aliens will help reduce the problem by attrition. If there are fewer illegal aliens in Georgia, that will save taxpayer dollars in education, health care and law enforcement. It will save federal tax dollars as well. This session you will see various bills relating to immigration reform in Georgia. Every time we miss an opportunity to correct the problem of illegal immigration in our state, we miss a chance to save taxpayers valuable dollars.

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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-19-11 07:55 PM
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1. The party of no ideas wants to make 'ga less attractive to i.a.'.
Way to solve the problem.
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dem3550 Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 08:18 PM
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3.  +1
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SoCal2ATL Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-11 09:27 AM
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2. My Take
I moved here from Southern California in July of '10. A big reason for the move was to get away from the illegals. When I saw that my son was one of the only white kids in his entire school, it really got to me. I'm all about diversity, but not when my son is teased for being the lone white kid in his class.

I'm all for immigrants, but I do think that they need to go about becoming a legal citizen the correct way. I think the government should step in and help them out as far as getting them educated and give them the tools they need so that they do not have live in fear of being deported or denied any rights, with the government being as cost-efficient as possible!
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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 07:01 AM
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5. You didn't do your homework then...
there are plenty of lily white places to live in the Atlanta area, as well as other places in Georgia. You must not have chosen one of them.

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Hosnon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 10:22 PM
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4. My understanding (derived from a worker's comp colleague) is that the bill
only remove illegal immigrants from the worker's comp system.

Which... is a system designed to limit damages in lawsuits. Workers forfeit the uncertain and costly legal battle for certain but limited restitution.

In other words, this would allow illegal immigrants to sue their employers, possibly bringing down many small businesses.
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