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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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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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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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 …

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Extending In-State Tuition to “Dreamers” Creates Opportunity for Georgia

Marisol Estrada decided to attend Armstrong State, now part of Georgia Southern University, because it was in her …

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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 …

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Potential Changes to Public Charge Would Negatively Impact Georgia Families, Economy

On October 10, the federal administration released a proposal to radically change the U.S. immigration system by redefining …

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