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Ga. House sends immigration bill back to Senate

By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia House has passed a new version of an immigration bill that toughens one passed by the Senate just 12 hours earlier.

Rep. Matt Ramsey, the bill's sponsor, presented a new version of the bill on the floor of the House on Tuesday that puts back in a key provision that would require many private employers to check the immigration status of new hires using a federal database called E-Verify.

The bill now goes back to the Senate which will decide whether or not to accept the new version.

If the Senate rejects the changes, Ramsey said the bill will likely head to a joint committee, which would hammer out a compromise bill.

 

 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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