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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Adding Citizens a Powerful Way to Boost Georgia Communities

States and cities nationwide are discovering they can strengthen their local economies and boost tax revenues by encouraging …

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Georgia Takes Steps to Strengthen the Health Care Workforce

Georgia lawmakers are scheduled to meet Monday to study barriers that block Georgians’ access to adequate health care. …

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Support Adult English Language Education to Invest in Future

One in five Georgia children lives with at least one immigrant parent and nearly half of immigrants in …

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Immigration debate fuels worry about H-1B program

Emory University employs about 300 foreign workers under temporary visas, assigning them to a wide range of research …

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Refugees Help Make Georgia a Better Place

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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Georgia’s Tuition Equity Opportunity Will Survive U.S. Supreme Court Case

Georgia leaders debated for years whether the state should allow young immigrants to pay in-state college tuition if …

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Ga. Legislature Advances Bills Regarding Immigration

As the last day of the state legislative session approaches, the Georgia General Assembly is considering a set …

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Drivers’ ID Bill Would Squander Big Bucks to Target Immigrants

A Senate bill threatens to spend hundreds of thousands of Georgia taxpayer dollars to compel work-eligible immigrants to …

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Sensible Reforms Can Boost Undocumented Immigrants’ Tax Contribution

Undocumented immigrants in Georgia pay a significant share of state and local taxes each year and providing those …

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Welcome Newcomers to Build a Stronger Georgia

Opinions are rarely in short supply when it comes to immigration. Whether it’s on cable news, gathered around …

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Open College Entry to Undocumented Students to Bolster Georgia’s Workforce

Many Georgia students started college for the first time this fall. That’s good news for Georgia as the …

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Immigration Reform Would Bolster Georgia’s Strained Finances

Georgia would gain nearly $100 million in state and local tax revenue each year if Congress allows undocumented …

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