Immigration Bill Cost Georgia Farmers ‘Close to’ $400 Million, Labor Leader Says

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Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Georgia labor leader Charlie Flemming took the microphone at a May 1 rally at the state Capitol to talk about the challenges facing working people around the world and ended up taking on the state’s new immigration law.

"I was trying to stay away from that," Flemming said. But concerns about HB 87 -- Georgia’s immigration law -- were too hot a topic not to mention, he said.

A Morris News Service article about the rally attributed to him a claim that the legislation cost farmers $400 million last year.

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