A much-discussed immigration overhaul is taking a back seat in Washington. Congress is busy considering its options in Syria and the debt ceiling debate returns. Some industry leaders and elected officials in Georgia fear a government shutdown will further delay the issue.
Money keeps many people from getting an education. But it’s especially so for a group of Georgia students whose parents brought them to the U.S. illegally. The state bars them from the top five public colleges and requires them to pay out-of-state tuition at the others. Many put their education dreams on hold or take years to complete a degree. Here are the stories of two undocumented students who should be finishing college this year. Instead, one is just starting while the other is a sophomore at a community college.
Gwinnett County has renewed an agreement allowing its officers to enforce some federal immigration laws. Since 2009, Gwinnett County sheriff deputies have been able to check the immigration status of arrested people.
Georgia's governor has signed a bill that aims to fix some unintended consequences of the state's 2011 crackdown on illegal immigration. The legislation signed by Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday also makes certain parts of the law stricter.
A Georgia House bill intended to fix unintended consequences of a 2011 crackdown on illegal immigration appears to have stalled in a Senate committee. The committee instead voted on an amended version of a similar Senate bill.
A federal judge has struck down a section of a 2011 Georgia law targeting people who knowingly harbor or transport an illegal immigrant. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Thrash on Wednesday issued an order to eliminate that section of the law because it's pre-empted by federal law. He also ordered the state to inform a number of state agencies that would have been involved in the enforcement of that provision of his decision.