Cherokee County Georgia is expected to vote Tuesday on several immigration related provisions. One is the fines and business revocation for landlords who rent to illegal aliens. They also are bringing forth English as the official language of Cherokee County. These proposals are similar to those passed in Hazleton, Pennsylvania.
There are also proposals to join the Federal SAVE program which verifies eligibility for public services and the Basic Pilot Program which is for employers to ensure that a worker is legal.
That measure is proposed by Commissioner Karen Mahurin, who has been behind another measure the board will vote on that tackles immigration - a proposal to fine landlords who rent to illegal immigrants in unincorporated Cherokee County.
Commissioner Derek Good is also pushing for the county to join in two federal programs that target illegal immigration: The Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program, which checks a federal database for the eligibility of anybody seeking public benefits, and the Basic Pilot program, which checks the employment authorization of all employees.
All businesses should join in the Basic Pilot Program. It's free and protects you from facing the challenges companies like Crider Inc. have run into by illegally hiring illegal aliens. It's best to avoid this from the start.
Tipped by: Dustin Inman Society