A Welcoming Environment for Immigrants

Overview

About one in ten Georgians are foreign-born. Immigrants are our neighbors, friends and family members. Immigrants are also key drivers of Georgia’s economy, but state and federal policies both create barriers to prosperity for immigrants in our state. A welcoming environment for immigrants will enrich our state and boost economic outcomes.
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Green-Light Georgia Driver’s Licenses for All Immigrants

    Key Takeaways: Expanded access to a driver’s card promotes family unity and enhances road safety. GBPI …

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To A Healthy, Prosperous New Year

Today marks the end of 2020, and I know we all are breathing a sigh of relief as …

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Immigration Primer

  Executive Summary The U.S. immigration system is complex and difficult to navigate. Newcomers migrate to this country …

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2021 Policy Priorities

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute’s goal is to shine a light on people-first policies that help all …

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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 …

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Implement Immigrant-Inclusive Policies During the COVID-19 Crisis

Key Takeaways Thus far, many state and federal efforts to mitigate the health and economic effects of COVID-19 …

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Eligibility for Georgia Unemployment Insurance

With thousands of Georgians across the state being laid off from their jobs, unemployment insurance (UI) is one …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Five-Year Waiting Period Is a Barrier to Immigrant Health Care Access

Before 2017, the national uninsured rate for children declined for nearly 10 years; however, the share of uninsured …

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Athens Listening Session: Students, Caregivers and Community Leaders Look to Create New Opportunities

Last month, GBPI staff continued our series of listening sessions around the state by spending two days in …

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