A bus caravan organized by the Farmworker Association of Florida and 6 other immigration advocate groups stopped in Atlanta today/yesterday (Tuesday) on their way to march in Washington. The group plans to call on the Obama administration and Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
Detention Watch Network, a coalition of groups opposed to current immigration policies, is calling on President Obama to close 10 detention centers across the country. Two of what the Network calls the “worst of the worst” are in Georgia.
Some undocumented young people in Georgia remain skeptical about an order issued by Pres. Obama last week that could spare them from deportation. They say the government has reneged on similar reprieves in the past.
Tuesday is the deadline for public comments in a plan to deepen Savannah's harbor from 42 to 47 feet. Supporters and opponents of the project have been picking over the massive proposal and have different conclusions for federal officials who'll make a final yes-or-no decision later this year. The US Army Corps of Engineers spent 14 years studying plans to deepen the Savannah harbor.
Ft. Stewart soldiers and their families turned out in force to see their commander-in-chief. President Obama spoke to a crowd of thousands at the Army post near Savannah. He also signed an executive order aimed at preventing colleges from fraudulently marketing to veterans. First Lady Michelle Obama joined the President on the brief Georgia visit.
President Obama is traveling to Southeast Georgia's Ft. Stewart on Friday. Administration officials say, the visit is about adding new protections for veterans and military families swindled or misled by schools seeking their federal education benefits. The President is announcing initiatives aimed at reducing deceptive marketing to veterans.
The Associated Press has learned that President Barack Obama will free 10 states Thursday from the strict requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law. A White House official says Georgia is among the states.
The Obama administration has decided not to ask a federal appeals court in Atlanta for further review of a ruling striking down the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care overhaul.
It'll be another year before the Georgia Ports Authority can expect major funding for a long-sought Savannah harbor deepening project. The agency's director says, given the project and budget timelines, the best Georgia can hope for in the budget now before Congress is $600,000 requested by President Obama. That's enough to keep the project going but far less than the $100 million needed to start construction.
General aviation industry officials say, 7,000 Georgians go to work everyday in their industry -- and that should be good reason to keep a tax break in place for the wealthy customers who buy private airplanes. Current federal budget negotiations have opened a torrent of criticism toward what some -- including President Obama -- characterize as a tax loophole for fat cats.