It took nearly a year, but another state legislature has passed a bill similar to the Arizona "papers please" law that has been so far blocked by the courts. The bill also requires all employers to use E-Verify. A last minute compromise exempts employers with fewer than 10 employees and a 30 day grace period to correct problems. The bill also has a provision that allows for the study of creating a Georgia guest worker program along the lines of what Utah passed last month.


Like Arizona, this bill is going to be challenged in the courts if passed. And perhaps that will influence Governor Nathan Deal who has yet to indicate whether he will sign the bill. With this week's loss by Arizona in the 9th Circuit, perhaps he'll recognize that this is a huge waste of taxpayer money who will have to pay for the court fight.