Georgia lawmakers are considering a bill that poses serious risk to the state’s immigrant community and could harm local governments and the state’s economy if enacted into law. Senate Bill 452 cleared the state Senate late last month and is
Category: Inclusive Economy for Immigrants
Across Georgia, people aspire to go to college. But students caught in the web of immigration laws and policies face daunting barriers. Many students who grew up in Georgia and lack a path to legal status must pay a much
States and cities nationwide are discovering they can strengthen their local economies and boost tax revenues by encouraging immigrants legally in the country on a permanent basis to become citizens. About 9 million people nationwide live in the country as
Georgia lawmakers are scheduled to meet Monday to study barriers that block Georgians’ access to adequate health care. The committee is set to examine ways to remedy provider shortages and ease scope of practice restrictions on advanced practice registered nurses.
One in five Georgia children lives with at least one immigrant parent and nearly half of immigrants in Georgia struggle to speak English. When parents struggle to speak English, it not only hurts their ability to bring home higher pay
Emory University employs about 300 foreign workers under temporary visas, assigning them to a wide range of research projects. Their work “is part of our core mission,” says Philip Wainwright, vice provost for global strategy. “The program and the research
Over the past year or so, Georgians have grown increasingly aware of the challenges faced by refugees resettling in the state. A new report provides a wealth of information on how refugees in the U.S. fare over time and how they affect our local communities.
Georgia leaders debated for years whether the state should allow young immigrants to pay in-state college tuition if they are eligible to work without threat of deportation. Monday the U.S Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in an important
As the last day of the state legislative session approaches, the Georgia General Assembly is considering a set of proposed laws related to immigrants and immigration. Read the full story.
A Senate bill threatens to spend hundreds of thousands of Georgia taxpayer dollars to compel work-eligible immigrants to carry both a drivers’ privilege card and a special identification card. If this bill passes, Georgia is obligated to waste effort and