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Congress must pass immigration relief now to unite communities, raise economic growth

By Guest Columnist ANTONIO MOLINA, chairman, Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

As a U.S. Navy Veteran, a community leader here in the state of Georgia, and current chairman of the board for the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, I am incredibly proud of the progress that the Latino community has made across the nation and the Peach state.

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Tuition equity for immigrants a positive step for Georgia, economy

By Guest Columnist ISRAEL ARCE, surgical tech and Grammy-winning musician

It is a new year full of promise, particularly following the tumultuous election season. There is certainly no time to waste when it comes to promoting sensible solutions that will diversify our workforce while making our state more competitive and successful. Luckily, this seems to be exactly what Georgia state Rep. Kasey Carpenter (R-Dalton) is working to achieve.

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Trump on Dreamers’ ruling: ‘Do you get the impression that the Supreme Court doesn’t like me?’

The Supreme Court ruling today that rejected efforts by the Trump administration to end Obama-era legal protections to noncitizens who came to the U.S. as children will secure immediate threats of deportation to an estimated 16,000 individuals in metro Atlanta, and 24,000 in Georgia, who are enrolled in the program.

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Across the rural South, chicken plants become a social and economic flashpoint

Coming only three days after the murderous attack on the El Paso Walmart, last week’s ICE raids on seven Mississippi chicken plants drew a lot of national media attention and caused a lot of disruption in the small towns that were affected. Federal officials said this was the largest single-state workplace enforcement action in history, but it wasn’t the first time a chicken plant raid has wreaked havoc in the rural South.

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US Policy Scan 2019

After two years of Republican control of both chambers of Congress and the White House, many wait with bated breath for the 116th Congress to commence. Democrats emerged from the midterm elections in control of the House of Representatives, allowing them to block much of President Trump’s agenda and exercise the oversight and investigatory powers […]

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U.N.-affiliated sustainability network to be recognized at Center for Civil, Human Rights

By Guest Columnist JENNIFER HIRSCH, co-founder of RCE Greater Atlanta, with GARRY HARRIS and SERENA NEWHALL, steering committee members of RCE Greater Atlanta.

Atlanta’s regional sustainability network, RCE Greater Atlanta, will celebrate its recognition by the United Nations University at an event hosted Wednesday by the Center for Civil and Human Rights, an RCE member organization. A program for youth leadership in sustainability is among those to be celebrated.

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Harsh local approach to immigrants harms families, taxpayers

By Guest Columnist WESLEY THARPE, research director for the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute

The hot topic of immigration is never far from Georgians’ TV screens and Twitter feeds these days. Stories of migrant children taken from their parents at the border captivate viewers on the nightly news. Candidates for high Georgia offices compete over who can be most threatening to the immigrant family next door. And President Donald Trump repeatedly claims that newcomers from other lands are bad for taxpayers, harm the economy and upend the nation’s social fabric.