The Georgia House is expected to vote on a controversial immigration bill today.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Matt Ramsey, is similar to a laws passed in Arizona last year that drew national criticism from privacy advocates and pro-immigration groups.
Opponents of the bill range from medical advocacy organizations to gay rights groups. Paulina Hernández, co-director of Southerners on New Ground, says HB 87 as just as bad, if not worse, than Arizona's legislation.
Hernández believes HB 87 will especially impact transgender people and individuals who do not fully pass in their gender presentation. Hernández says the bill will set “the cross-hairs on folks already vulnerable in our community.”