The Dalai Lama spoke to a crowd of thousands Tuesday at the Gwinnett Arena as part of a visit to Emory University. His Holiness is a Presidential Distinguished Professor at Emory and the Buddhist leader of Tibet, who lives in exile in India. His public talk focused on how people can be responsible citizens in the 21st century. The Dalai Lama said contributing to our global society requires education, compassion and conversation.
Federal immigration authorities plan to welcome 55 new U.S. citizens at a special ceremony at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum in Atlanta Tuesday. The 55 citizenship candidates come from 33 countries.
Many Evangelical Christians say they now support an immigration overhaul that would include a path to citizenship for people here illegally. But debate among Georgia evangelicals continues as the U.S. Senate takes up reform legislation.
Thousands of people become new U.S. citizens every year, but not many get to do it while shaking the hand of a former president. About 40 immigrants became citizens on Thursday at the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains, with Carter himself in attendance.