Category: Immigration

DACA Will Continue to Protect More Than 20,000 Georgians

Key Takeaways: The Supreme Court ruled against ending the DACA program, which provides temporary relief from deportation to undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children. By keeping the program intact, DACA recipients will continue to benefit from resources that

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Every Georgian Deserves Access to Higher Education

Co-authored by Policy Fellow Stephanie Angel and Senior Policy Analyst Jennifer Lee Diana graduated from Gainesville High School at the top of her class in 2014. She started attending the University of North Georgia (UNG), taking a lower course load

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GBPI 2020 Policy Priorities

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute’s goal is to shine a light on people-first policies that help all Georgians share in the state’s prosperity. These are the policy priorities GBPI will track during 2020. Many are part of our People-Powered

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Supreme Court To Hear Arguments on Fate of DACA Program

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was established in 2012 and granted some undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children temporary relief from deportation. Since its inception, DACA has provided relief to approximately 21,110 individuals who

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Opportunities for Georgia to Best Leverage Medicaid Waivers

Federal health care waivers allow states to “waive” or be exempt from certain federal health program requirements. States can try new approaches to managing health programs if they meet certain requirements for federal approval. Many Georgians face challenges when trying

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