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Local government affected by Georgia's new immigration law

Local government staffers are learning what Georgia's new immigration law means for them.

Monday in Tifton, about 200 people attended a training session put on by Association of County Commissioners of Georgia and the Georgia Municipal Association.

They got an overview of new requirements for local governments and found out what they need to do to be in compliance with the law.

"A lot of times when these laws are passed, it falls to local government, your city councilmen, your county commissioners to enforce the law. Each year these laws get more and more, we are trying, like everyone else to do more government with less, but in the process, to be accountable to our state elected officials, manage tax payers dollars and comply with the law the best we can," says Todd Edwards, ACCG Associate Legislative Director.

Georgia's Immigration Enforcement Review Board is set to hold its first meeting Thursday at noon.

The seven-member board was created by the state's tough new immigration law to ensure compliance with the law.

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