Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue signed into law Georgia SB 23 which allows for immigration status to be considered in the case of bail, pardons and parole. Georgia is looking more attractive everyday as the one place in this country you can go and live without being overwhelmed by illegal aliens. Your days are numbered if you are an illegal alien living in Georgia!
The law is set to take effect July 1, 2007 and will affect those who are already charged and incarcerated.
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Governor Sonny Perdue has signed into law Senate Bill 23, sponsored by Sen. John Douglas (R-Newton County). The bill will allow Judges and the State Board of Pardons and Parole to consider the immigration status of convicted criminals when determining their eligibility for parole or bail.
If the court determines that the defendant is in this country illegally, then the court may determine if deportation could occur during their probated sentence. If the court finds that a deportation may occur during the probation, the courts may decline to allow the probated sentence. This law will also allow the immigration status of a defendant to be considered in the decision to grant bail before trial.
“This new law will give the courts another tool to help them serve the best interests of the state of Georgia,” Sen. Douglas said. “This bill is another step in trying to control illegal immigration in Georgia. In judicial matters, often those who are in this country illegally will not pay their debt to society after breaking the laws of this state or nation. They flee to their home country if they are granted bail or even parole. Allowing the courts to consider the immigration status of these defendants just makes good sense.”
Good job Georgia legislature and Governor Sonny Perdue!