Jerry Gonzalez of GALEO on Georgia's "anti-immigrant" views
Jerry Gonzalez - a former MALDEF Legislative Policy Analyst now with the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials takes to the pages of the Atlanta Journal Constitution with "Anti-immigrant view hurts state" (link). He doesn't say anything new, just that laws Georgia is trying to pass to curtail illegal immigration in their state are leading to an "anti-immigrant" climate. Somehow, at least in his mind, that legislation is related to a Kia Motors plant that moved to the state and other forms of foreign investment. Perhaps he's got auto manufacturing plants confused with sweatshops or something. He ends with:
Now, I consider myself to be a Georgian. I want Georgia to succeed, and good economic development is in my best interest as a Georgian. However, given the shortsightedness of our state leadership and the open hostility toward immigrants, I would recommend for foreign investors to look elsewhere for true hospitality. It is shameful and it is a great disappointment our political leadership hasn’t recognized the wisdom Nashville demonstrated. Georgia hypocrisy is always on my mind.