Georgia HB87 IS already WORKING and does not go into effect until July 1st.....HB87 authorizes police to investigate the immigration status of suspects under certain conditions and arrest illegal aliens and take them to jail. It also punishes people who knowingly harbor or transport illegal aliens while committing another crime or use fake identification to get a job in Georgia. Supporters of the law say the exodus of illegal aliens shows it is working, though they said the tough economy could also be a factor. The state needed to pass the law, they said, because the federal government has failed to secure the nation’s borders, allowing illegal aliens to stream into Georgia. A recent estimate by the Pew Hispanic Center puts the number of illegal aliens in Georgia at 425,000, the seventh-highest among the states. “Businesses and individuals — including migrant workers — have absolutely nothing to fear if they are in compliance with the law..Officials at the Guatemalan, El Salvadoran and Honduran consulates in Georgia say many more people are seeking passports for themselves and dual citizenship for their children so they can return to their home countries amid fears concerning HB87.