State lawmakers from across the aisle are combing through at least eight bills enforcing transparency in dealing with undocumented residents.
These include measures barring illegal immigrants from attending public colleges, requiring business to verify workers eligibility and asking hospitals to report undocumented patients.
"If you're not a resident of the United States, I don't think you should be reaping the benefits for school, for hospitals, whatever," said Brian Palmer, of Valdosta.
"I see it first hand illegals working and they're taking jobs from people who want jobs," said Eric Ansley, of Valdosta. "And especially the way the economy is now, I'm more for it than ever before."
These bills must be approved by both the House and Senate before Governor Deal can sign them into law.