Wed., April 10, 2013 4:00pm
Immigrant rights groups pushing for national reform marched Wednesday in many cities, including Atlanta. Protesters here in Georgia also pressed Gov. Nathan Deal to veto a bill that would bar people here illegally from using a foreign passport for ID.
Tue., April 9, 2013 4:07pm
Experts are questioning the constitutionality of a bill that would prevent people who are in Georgia illegally from using a foreign passport for identification. State lawmakers passed the bill last month as part of an effort to fix problems with previous immigration legislation.
Thu., January 31, 2013 1:56pm
Records show that federal immigration authorities based in Atlanta audited 105 businesses for illegal hiring practices during the last fiscal year.
Fri., January 11, 2013 4:23pm
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.
Sat., January 5, 2013 12:00pm
A recent audit has found Georgia's Department of Agriculture failed to use E-Verify to check whether new employees were eligible to work, which state law has required of public employers since 2007.
Thu., November 1, 2012 3:28pm
Mexican and Guatemalan laborers probably won’t see any of the back pay they’re owed by a Franklin-based forestry contractor. A federal Judge in Atlanta this week ordered Eller and Sons Trees, Inc. to pay $11.8 million to the guest workers, but neither side thinks that will happen.
Mon., October 15, 2012 4:10pm
Thousands of undocumented Georgians are applying for deferred access status under a controversial program Pres. Obama announced in June. It will spare some immigrants from deportation for two years. And it will affect many young people whose legal status has kept them in limbo.
Mon., September 10, 2012 4:55pm
State Attorney General Sam Olens is asking the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to consider lifting an injunction preventing a Georgia law from going into effect.
Sat., August 25, 2012 2:00pm
Advocates say the recent Obama administration policy change won't directly change a little-known visa program for young illegal immigrants, but it may make young illegal immigrants more comfortable coming forward for help.
Tue., August 21, 2012 4:16pm
A three judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled [yesterday/Monday] that police in Georgia can investigate a suspect’s immigration status and take illegal immigrants to jail. But another court considering the case must also rule before the so-called “show me your papers” law goes into effect.