(Wall Street Journal) — Republican Gov. Nathan Deal suggested that unemployed people on probation fill thousands of jobs that farmers say have been left vacant by laborers frightened off by Georgia’s tough new immigration lawHis suggestion, made Tuesday, came as the state released a survey showing a shortage of about 11,000 farm . laborers at the beginning of the harvest season for many crops. The new law, set to go into effect July 1, requires businesses with 10 employees or more to use a federal database to ensure employees are legally allowed to work in the U.S. It also gives police more authority to investigate suspected illegal immigrants.