FAIR numbers are higher than the PEW figures ... and as low as the numbers are for SC I'm still fed up with it. Too many people here don't work (are on welfare), and we have a high retirement population as well, with a higher than average unemployment figure. Bad mix.
Even before reading this I was wondering if that would be able to be put into effect and it seems I am correct. However, it does seem that the wages and hiring laws were somehwhat more effective.
I am referring to the part of the law that they will be deported. There are only 5 counties that have the system in the jails to process them and have ICE come pick them up. These counties are Whitfield and 4 counties in/around Atlanta (Fulton, Cobb, Dekalb, can't remember the last one). I live in Whitfield and my husband works at the jail. He is going in March to become trained as an immigration officer. When the law first passed, there was a drop in illegal immigrants but most have come back and they just avoid driving so they won't get caught.
What do you consider equipped and which counties? I can speak for my county and several in the area that the farm jobs have gone to prison labor as a result. No jobs and people leave. Inmates harvested the Vidalia onion crops this past year. It is the loophole to the pay requirement.
There are only 5 counties in Georgia that are equipped with actually following that law though.
GA is probably less than reported here as it is reporting 2010 and that immigrant bill came in 2011.