Immigration activists to Deal: ‘R.I.P. Tourism, conventions and southern hospitality’ The GA Voice Editors April 8, 2011 Politics “A boycott will undoubtedly hurt the state of Georgia as it did the state of Arizona and our governor will be squarely to blame if he does not do the right thing and commit to vetoing these anti-immigrant bills,” said Paulina Hernandez, co-director of Southerners on New Ground, and who identifies as queer. Gov. Deal, however, is expected to sign the legislation. Top photo: Several thousand protesters held a rally at the Gold Dome to protest Arizona-style immigration becoming law in Georgia (by Dyana Bagby) SHARE ON Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website 3 × seven = Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.