2020 Georgia Code
Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 11 - Offenses Against Public Order and Safety
Article 5 - Offenses Involving Illegal Aliens


Cross references.

- Determination of immigration status of suspects, § 17-5-100.

Cooperation of Georgia law enforcement with federal immigration authorities, § 35-1-6.

Secure and verifiable identity document act, § 50-36-2.

Immigration enforcement review board, § 50-36-3.

Editor's notes.

- Ga. L. 2011, p. 794, § 1/HB 87, not codified by the General Assembly, provides that: "This Act shall be known and may be cited as the 'Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011.'"

Ga. L. 2011, p. 794, § 21/HB 87, not codified by the General Assembly, provides for severability, and provides, in part, that: "(b) The terms of this Act regarding immigration shall be construed to have the meanings consistent with such terms under federal immigration law.

"(c) The provisions of this Act shall be implemented in a manner consistent with federal laws governing immigration and civil rights."

Ga. L. 2011, p. 794, § 22/HB 87, not codified by the General Assembly, provides, in part, that this article shall apply to offenses and violations occurring on or after July 1, 2011.

Law reviews.

- For article on the 2011 enactment of this article, see 28 Ga. St. U.L. Rev. 35 (2011). For comment, "Immigration Detention Reform: No Band Aid Desired," see 60 Emory L. J. 1211 (2011). For note, "Detainee Transfers and Immigration Judges: ICE Forum-Shopping Tactics in Removal Proceedings," see 53 Ga. L. Rev. 283 (2018).

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