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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A Quick Summary of Key Safety Net Programs in Georgia

News stories and online commentary have noted that states with bans on abortion also lack strong social and …

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World Refugee Day and Immigrant Heritage Month: How Welcoming is Georgia?

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.

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GBPI submits public comments to narrow and clarify the public charge rule

Crystal Muñoz, Immigration Policy Analyst, also contributed to the comments. The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI) believes …

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Sine Die 2022: Improvements to Health and Education Affordability Are Coming, But Risky Tax Legislation Passes, too

This year’s Legislative Session finished in a flurry of last-minute votes that extended late into the night on …

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PRESS RELEASE: Mental Health Parity Act Lacks Sufficient Support For Georgia’s Immigrants

RELEASE: Mental Health Parity Act Lacks Sufficient Support For Georgia’s Immigrants ATLANTA — Today, the Georgia Budget and …

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Over-Represented Among the Vulnerable, Under-Protected In the Pandemic: Georgia Immigrants Deserve Better

As the pandemic continues, one glaring outcome has been increased disparities between certain groups. During the beginning of …

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2022 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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New Administration, New(ish) Immigration Rules: Policy Continuity and Change Under President Biden and the Experience of Georgia Communities

Key Takeaways Georgia has 18,000 DACA recipients. These recipients rely on DACA to be able to work and …

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Breaking Down the Federal Recovery Proposal

The recovery legislation taking shape in the House of Representatives will allow our families and our economy to …

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Immigrant-Inclusive Tax Credits Are More Important Than Ever

Key Takeaways The changes made to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) …

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Provisions in the American Families Plan

President Joe Biden recently unveiled his American Families Plan, which, along with his American Jobs Plan, form the …

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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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