Mon., June 25, 2012 10:41am
The Supreme Court has struck down key provisions of Arizona's crackdown on immigrants. But the court said Monday that one part of the law requiring police to check the status of someone they suspect is not in the United States legally could go forward. Even there, though, the justices said the provision could be subject to additional legal challenges.
Mon., June 18, 2012 3:42pm
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.
Fri., June 15, 2012 4:57pm
Pres. Obama issued an executive order Friday. It gives immunity to some undocumented people from deportation. It will affect the majority of the estimated 400,000 undocumented residents in Georgia, experts say. That figure includes many students who were brought here illegally as children.
Wed., June 13, 2012 5:45pm
The U.S. Supreme Court will rule this month on Arizona’s immigration law. The decision will have an immediate impact on a similar Georgia law, which a federal court has blocked. But Georgia’s immigration dilemma will continue regardless of the court’s decision.
Mon., June 11, 2012 5:04pm
Political power in the U.S. hinges, in part, on immigration reform and other issues important to Hispanic voters. That’s according to former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez who spoke at an immigration conference Monday in Atlanta.
Mon., April 30, 2012 3:09pm
The city of Atlanta has repealed an ordinance that recognized a particular Mexican ID card for city government transactions.
Wed., April 25, 2012 4:45pm
New data shows the number of Mexicans living in this country illegally has fallen significantly for the first time in decades. The drop nationwide and here in Georgia is tied to a dragging economy and tougher immigration laws.
Fri., March 23, 2012 4:15pm
A federal report shows Georgia had the sixth-largest number of illegal immigrants in the country in January 2011. The Department of Homeland Security report released Friday shows that about 440,000 illegal immigrants lived in Georgia. Only California, Texas, Florida, New York and Illinois had larger illegal immigrant populations.
Mon., March 19, 2012 4:57pm
Georgia Lawmakers consider a measure that would block undocumented immigrants from attending public colleges and universities.
Fri., March 9, 2012 5:19pm
A federal appeals court in Atlanta blocked two parts of Alabama's law targeting illegal immigration Thursday. But what does this mean for Georgia's law?