Category: Immigration

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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GBPI 2019 Policy Priorities

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute works to build a more inclusive economy so that everyone can participate and thrive. We believe Georgia can be a state where everyone has a chance at a decent job so they can raise

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Growing Diverse, Thriving Together

Embracing Equity and Inclusion to Bolster Georgia’s Economy By Wesley Tharpe, Research Director and Alex Camardelle, Senior Policy Analyst Georgia is widely known as one of the fastest-growing states in the country and is projected to remain so for the

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Costs of immigration enforcement largely untracked

ATLANTA – Most Georgia counties do not keep track of how much local taxpayer money goes toward their part in carrying out enhanced immigration enforcement, but the costs are likely substantial, according to a new report. Read the full article

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