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
Before 2017, the national uninsured rate for children declined for nearly 10 years; however, the share of uninsured children suddenly increased that year (the most recent year available). In Georgia, the number of children without health insurance increased by 21,000.
Marisol Estrada decided to attend Armstrong State, now part of Georgia Southern University, because it was in her hometown of Savannah and she could save on living expenses. She learned that tuition didn’t increase after 15 credit hours, so she
On October 10, the federal administration released a proposal to radically change the U.S. immigration system by redefining the terms by which an immigrant would be considered likely to become a so-called “public charge.” If enacted, the proposed rule would
Georgia’s local governments aligned closely with the federal government’s system of immigration enforcement over the past decade, especially in some rapidly diversifying counties around metro Atlanta. Beyond adhering to mandatory federal laws, this includes embracing voluntary practices designed solely to
The Trump administration appears likely to propose a change to longstanding immigration rules that could lead immigrants lawfully in the U.S. and their U.S. citizen children to forgo critical benefits such as health coverage and food assistance. Proposed revisions to
As the 2018 General Assembly nears the closing gavel, Georgia lawmakers are trying to find a path to use public dollars to boost private schools, provide need-based aid for college students and impose rules that target immigrants in counterproductive ways.
Nearly one in 10 Georgians today was born outside the United States and one in five under 18 has at least one immigrant parent. Our immigrant neighbors worship alongside us, teach our children, volunteer in our communities, care for our
States and cities nationwide are discovering they can strengthen their local economies and boost tax revenues by encouraging immigrants legally in the country on a permanent basis to become citizens. About 9 million people nationwide live in the country as
Last week, the Trump Administration announced plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This program grants legal protections to people who entered the United States illegally as children. The decision left roughly 800,000 people who rely on the