State Representative Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City) released the following statement today regarding the United States Supreme Court decision in Arizona v. United States:
“I look forward to reading the opinion in its entirety, but I am pleased that the United States Supreme Court has recognized that the states do clearly have a role in enforcing our nation’s immigration laws. By upholding an Arizona provision that is similar to a provision in Georgia’s law, which allows state and local law enforcement officers to check the immigration status of criminal suspects, the Supreme Court has confirmed that states can implement this common-sense and important public safety measure. Today’s ruling confirms our belief that not only was Georgia’s H.B. 87 an important step in protecting taxpayers from the social and economic consequences of illegal immigration, but the statute was also drafted to withstand constitutional scrutiny.”
Representative Matt Ramsey represents the citizens of District 72, which includes portions of Fayette County. He was elected into the House of Representatives in 2007, and was elected by the House Majority Caucus to serve as their Caucus Vice-Chairman in 2010. He also serves on the Appropriations, Congressional and Legislative Reapportionment, Judiciary Non-Civil, and Regulated Industries committees.