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Bill Brim is a farmer who says he loves his vegetables. He points to dozens of varieties he’s grown as he walks through rows of plants at his farm, Lewis Taylor Farms, in Tifton, Georgia.

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“I can be a vegetarian real easily,” he says. “I do like my bacon every once in a while though,” he adds after a pause, laughing.

The produce Brim grows on his 5,000-acre farm is picked by hand. Every year, he hires about 500 people through a temporary guest worker program, called H-2A. 

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Federal authorities have revoked the protection from deportation granted to a Mexican woman who became a cause celebre in the debate over illegal immigration when she was a Kennesaw State University student seven years ago.

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Immigration authorities last week terminated 29-year-old Jessica Colotl's protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The next day, a government lawyer asked an immigration judge to issue a deportation order.

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The Georgia legislature sent a bill to Thursday night to the Governor’s desk that would broaden the definition of domestic terrorism and setting mandatory sentencing requirements for the crime.

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In this June 22, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in New York.
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Thursday on "Closer Look With Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

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Georgia lawmakers are considering a bill that would require the label “noncitizen” to be printed on driver’s licenses issued to people without U.S. citizenship, including those with legal permanent residency.

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The Georgia Department of Driver Services currently prints the phrase “limited-term” on licenses for people who are not U.S. citizens, but who are in the country lawfully.

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