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Carter, Deal clash over immigration

Georgia's law that cracked down on illegal immigration and the wave of unaccompanied Central American children coming to Georgia have emerged as flash points in the gubernatorial race between Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and Democratic state Sen. Jason Carter.

Carter — who voted against House Bill 87 in 2011 — said in an interview this month that the measure has harmed Georgia's reputation and created an "economic disaster" for the state's largest industry, agriculture. Deal, who signed HB 87, responded that upholding the rule of law is important to Georgians.

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