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 2021. Many are part of our People-Powered Prosperity campaign.
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
Key Takeaways Thus far, many state and federal efforts to mitigate the health and economic effects of COVID-19 have excluded some or all immigrants. One out of every 10 Georgians is an immigrant; addressing their health and economic wellbeing is
With thousands of Georgians across the state being laid off from their jobs, unemployment insurance (UI) is one of the most important tools Georgia has to keep workers afloat during this public health and economic crisis. Georgia is home to approximately
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
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
Before 2017, the national uninsured rate for children declined for nearly 10 years; however, the share of uninsured children suddenly increased that year (the most recent year available). In Georgia, the number of children without health insurance increased by 21,000.