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  • "The fundamental message we have been talking about with them for a long time is simply a need for workers," said Wayne Lord, an organizer of Georgia Employers for Immigration Reform and a vice president of government affairs at Pilgrim's Pride Corp., the nation's largest poultry company. "It gets to pretty much basic things when we simply say we need workers to sustain the economic momentum that has been developed in Georgia across a wide range of industries."

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  • Mr. Lord said he expects Georgia's senators to continue to work to get a bill they can support.

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