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2012 Election Cycle: Major Business Concerns Include Immigration, Baseless Lawsuits

Posted on: August 27th, 2012

By: Kelly Morrison

The Eleventh Circuit recently weighed in on Georgia’s controversial Immigration Reform Act, restoring a provision which allows police to verify the immigration status of criminal suspects failing to produce appropriate identification.  This mirrors the U.S. Supreme Court’s holding with regards to a similar Arizona law.

Meanwhile, the Obama administration has spent its first term quietly advocating for loopholes in the current system, mostly aimed at undocumented aliens under age 18.  Political pundits expect a more direct campaign for federal immigration reform from the victor of the 2012 election.

Although Georgia has addressed both immigration and tort reform at the state level, more than 60 percent of Americans believe that frivolous litigation has slowed economic growth and recovery.

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