Nathan Deal’s successful 2010 campaign to become Georgia’s 82nd governor included a promise to enact an Arizona-style immigration enforcement law in Georgia, a promise he kept when he signed HB 87 into law in May 2011. To be sure, the high saliency of immigration law enforcement and policy reform in Georgia has much to do with rapid growth of the state’s Hispanic population in recent years.
Medina Vidal, D. Xavier
"Changing Faces, Changing Voices: Hispanics and Georgia’s Spanish-Language Media Environment,"
Georgia Journal of Public Policy: Vol. 2
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/gjpp/vol2/iss1/3