Cobb County rejects controversial immigration plan - FOX 13 News

Cobb County rejects controversial immigration plan

ATLANTA (AP) - A divided Cobb County Commission has rejected a controversial proposal that would have imposed new regulations aimed at preventing illegal immigrants from being hired to work on taxpayer projects.

Commissioners voted against the ordinance by a 3-2 vote on Tuesday.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/13TtpLh) that the rule would have required most contractors to ask the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to inspect employment records, advise them on hiring practices and issue fines for illegal hires in serious cases.

Cobb County would have become 1 of the nation's first counties to pass such an ordinance.

Several residents voiced support for the ordinance before the vote, but critics say it would have placed an unfair burden on businesses.

 

Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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