Tag Archives: immigrants

Senate approves bill for listing non-citizens released from prison

Senate passes bill that would require the public listing by the GBI of non-citizens released from federal prison in Georgia . . .

Tags: immigrants , released convicts

Ehrhart bill takes aim at ‘sanctuary campuses’

Several bills imposing restrictions on Georgia’s immigrant residents were introduced this week, others are in the works . . .

Tags: Earl Ehrhart , immigrants , Jeff Jones , sanctuary campus , wire transfers

Clarkston goes down a grassy slope

Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry is doing some very radical things, like treating immigrants with compassion and trying to decriminalize marijuana possession . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: Clarkston , immigrants , marijuana , Ted Terry

Senate kills driver’s licenses for young immigrants

Senate bill cracks down young immigrants living in Georgia under “deferred action” against deportation . . .

Tags: DACA , driver's license , immigrants , Josh McKoon , Tommie Williams

Lawmakers focus on anti-immigrant bills

In the closing days of the session, lawmakers are moving several bills aimed at cracking down on immigrants in Georgia . . .

Tags: DACA , driver\'s licenses , immigrants , local governments , sanctuary cities

Report says immigrants bolster state’s economy, workforce

GBPI report says immigrants — both resident and undocumented — make a substantial contribution to growing Georgia’s economy . . .

Tags: GBPI , Georgia economy , immigrants , Josh McKoon , Nathan Deal , refugees , workforce

Political Notes – From the Golden Isles, a response to Trump’s immigration plan

Donald Trump’s pledge to deport all undocumented immigrants may run aground on the rocks of reality, as the situation down along the coast reminds us . . .

Tags: Dan Gordon , Donald Trump , immigrants , Kasim Reed , labor shortage , Louis Elrod

Ga. law officer sent to prison over civil rights conspiracy

Former sheriff’s deputy sentenced to federal prison for conspiring to detain Hispanic motorists and steal money from them under the threat of deportation . . .

Tags: federal civil rights charges , immigrants , sheriff's deputy

Political Notes – Reed pledges to promote ‘immigrant integration’

Atlanta and the federal immigration agency team up in an effort to persuade more foreign-born residents to apply for U.S. citizenship . . .

Tags: Ann Coulter , Georgia Lottery , Green Ribbon Schools , immigrants , Kasim Reed , Kimberly Worth , U.S. citizenship , whistleblower lawsuit

Senate rejects amendment denying immigrant drivers’ licenses

Senate defeats attempt by Sen. Josh McKoon to keep immigrants who’ve been granted deferred status from getting a Georgia drivers’ license . . .

Tags: Curt Thompson , DACA , driver\'s licenses , immigrants , Josh McKoon , Tommie Williams