ATLANTA - First it was tougher immigration laws and other measures aimed at illegal immigrants.
Now, it appears the struggling economy is having an impact on the number of illegal immigrants calling Georgia home.
Jerry Gonzalez heads the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO). He told the Georgia News Network that illegal immigrants were coming here because they needed work, and there were lots of jobs.
But, Gonzalez said, with fewer jobs available because of the current economic climate, many are leaving and going elsewhere in search of a job.