A rally was held Monday at the state Capitol by the Asian American Legal Advocacy Center (AALAC) in protest of two controversial bills in the Senate.
AllNews 106.7 reported that the bills would require drivers license exams be given only in English, as well as delay immigrant youth from obtaining a driver’s license.
To drive their point home, the AALAC gave all the legislator’s a fortune cookie and a fortune that read: “Georgia’s fortune grows with immigrants and refugees — let’s put an end to unwelcoming legislation.”
“Every politician that’s here realizes this does not pay and it’s cheap politics at the expense of Georgians,” said AALAC Executive Director Helen Ho.
She said that ultimately these bills come up because there is some politician who thinks they can win votes by pushing an anti-refugee/anti-immigrant agenda.
According to the Georgia General Assembly website, both bill remain in Senate hopper, which means they won’t be passed this year.
Monday was Crossover Day. Any bill that did not make it onto the floor of the House or Senate for a vote cannot be considered by the other chamber for passage.