A federal judge in Texas last year declared the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program dead but left it intact while his order is appealed by the Justice Department and advocacy groups.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is headed to the White House. Plus, Abrams gets a nod from the president. Meanwhile, Herschel Walker's campaign deals with two troubling stories: false claims that he worked for law enforcement and reports that he has another son.
Immigration rights activists are hoping a proposed law that would allow Georgia’s so-called Dreamers — recipients of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — to pay tuition rates more in line with other Georgia students will get a second look from the legislature in 2022.
Luis Grijalva qualified to run track for his home country of Guatemala. But, being a DACA recipient, the Arizona college student needed a special permit to leave the United States in order to return.
President Biden, who spoke Monday to the nation's largest Latino civil rights group, is under pressure to make good on his promises to fix the immigration system.
Friday on Political Rewind: Vaccination rates in Georgia remain stubbornly low, even as the coronavirus is establishing a foothold again across the country. Hospitalizations are up in the state too, with the vast majority of patients being unvaccinated. What role are misinformation and partisan politics playing in the continuing spread of the virus? And how is this affecting other national topics, such as immigration? Our panel weighs in.
Plus, all five candidates for mayor of Atlanta took aim at what they say is a destructive campaign to create a new city of Buckhead.
Monday on Political Rewind: Sen. Amy Klobuchar is in Atlanta today to hold a field hearing on the impact of Georgia’s new election law on voters of color. It’s unlikely that any Republicans on the committee will attend the hearing, which Klobuchar hopes will shine a spotlight on the need to pass a federal voting rights act.
Meanwhile, Georgia Republicans are doing a bit of counterprogramming today. At the same time of the Klobuchar event, GOP House leaders are holding a committee hearing to look at rising violent crime in Atlanta. And Gov. Brian Kemp has scheduled a conference call with reporters to defend the new election law.
One day after a federal district judge in Texas ruled against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, President Biden said the Department of Justice intends to appeal the decision.
Some Georgia college students who are protected by the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program could soon pay tuition more in line with their classmates if legislation passed by the House Higher Education Committee on Thursday makes it into law.
A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked President Biden's 100-day moratorium on most deportations. One man who was scheduled for deportation is tangled in the bureaucratic morass.
The approximately 21,000 DACA recipients living in Georgia get the same public education as any other Georgia student through 12th grade, but when it comes to college, they have to pay out-of-state tuition, which is much higher than in-state rates.
Samuel Aguilar, Georgia State Director of the immigration reform advocacy group FWD.us, applauded the Biden administration for taking action to change the direction of the country’s approach to immigration right out of the gate.
As a 2021 Rhodes Scholar, Potes will study at the University of Oxford. His parents settled in Miami after fleeing Colombia when he was 4. He is a new graduate of Columbia University in New York.
Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis instructed the Department of Homeland Security to begin accepting new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program as soon as Monday.
President Trump's immigration policies are on the line and many are hoping Joe Biden will follow through on pledges to help immigrants and asylum-seekers if he wins the election.