March 25, 2011

Golly, we hope so too – but we aren’t president of the Senate – Lt. Governor Casey Cagle’s response letter to Georgians who want a vote on HB 87

Posted by D.A. King at 12:13 pm - Email the author   Print This Post Print This Post  

March 24, 2011

Bill *****

Dear Bill,

Thank you for taking the time to contact me and share you views on strengthening Georgia’s immigration laws. It is an honor to serve as your Lieutenant Governor, and I always appreciate it when citizens like you contact me on the issues that matter to them most.

I share your frustration with the Federal Government’s inability to secure our nation’s borders. Because of these failures, Georgia, like other states, has to find ways to address the problems brought on by illegal immigration. We must use every reasonable tool at our disposal to minimize the negative impacts of illegal immigration on our state.

Here in Georgia, we have already made great progress with the passage of the Georgia security and Immigration Compliance Act in 2006. I recently joined with Speaker Ralston to create the Special Joint Committee on Immigration Reform and charged them with taking an in-depth look at ways to confront this problem and offer concrete solutions to improve the situation.

As a former State Senator and now as Lt. Governor, I have a proven record of supporting legislation that addresses the illegal immigration crisis and certainly support continuing to look for and implementing stricter controls in Georgia. It is my hope that the legislature will be able to implement these reforms this year and I look forward to insuring we are able to successfully pass this new law.

Again thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on this matter. As Lieutenant Governor, I remain committed to strengthening Georgia’s immigration laws and look forward to working with you to continue this effort.


Casey Cagle,

Lt. Governor of Georgia