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A new policy to be implemented in Georgia for immigration reform is underway. Starting next year, state officers can face fines of up to $5000 from a board of citizen volunteers tasked to mitigate complaints about immigration law policies and programs.

Another aspect of the program would be the power to remove from local governments of funding should they refuse to comply with regulations. The Immigration Enforcement Review Board, as it is to be called, would be the very first one of its kind in the country.

According to Governor Nathan Deal, the Board would make it very difficult for people to hire illegal immigrants and to those politicians who refuse to enforce the rules.

This though is not being taken sitting down. Over 10,000 protestors marched on the state capital the controversial law took effect. There has been a federal lawsuit questioning provisions of the law and federal court has issued injunctions to prevent certain provisions from being passed.