The Corner

Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Georgia Has an Answer

This is a wrinkle of the recent Georgia immigration law that I didn’t know about:

Georgia is about to embark on a bold experiment in privatization. Starting next year, officials in the state—mayors, county commissioners, and even business license clerks—could face $5,000 fines from a panel of citizen volunteers empowered by the state to investigate complaints about lax enforcement of immigration laws. The body will also have the authority to strip funding from local governments.

Gov. Nathan Deal will appoint the members of the “Immigration Enforcement Review Board” later this year, and it will start work January 1. Open-borders hysteric Charles Kuck called it “a mini-McCarthy panel”, which takes the phony McCarthyism charge to a whole new level of parody. But however much they dislike the unwashed being able to insist that laws be enforced, the ACLU/SPLC judicial jihad against the Georgia law does not include a challenge to the new review board.

Meanwhile, I’m still waiting for the peach-polcalypse and vidalia-mageddon that the law was supposed to bring about, let alone “long-term food shortages nationwide.” A Soros-funded leftist group in New York did publish a picture of a single peach that was RITF, so that’s something.

Mark Krikorian — Mark Krikorian, a nationally recognized expert on immigration issues, has served as Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) since 1995.

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