Civil Rights & Immigration

Second year’s a charm, House panel OKs in-state tuition for ‘Dreamers’

Some Georgia college students who are protected by the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program could soon pay tuition more in line with...

Sweeping voting rights package passes U.S. House

The U.S. House of Representatives passed sweeping voting rights, redistricting, campaign finance and ethics reform late Wednesday night along party lines in a 220-to-210...

State Senate committee passes bill to exclude transgender girls from sports

A bill that proposes to bar transgender girls from playing on girls' sports teams in Georgia high schools passed the state Senate Higher Education...

Legislation to restrict Georgians’ voting access draws angry protests

While state lawmakers passed expansive new voting restrictions Monday, dozens of protesters gathered outside the Gold Dome for a 12-hour rally against changes they...

Ga. House approves bill to limit cuts to city and county...

“Defund the police” became a rallying cry at protests in the wake of last summer’s wave of killings of Black people at the hands...

GOP bill would ban defunding police in wave of reaction to...

Defund the police entered the national vocabulary last year after protests over officer violence rocked the nation. The killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks, George...

Expanding in-state tuition to Georgia DACA recipients boosts workforce

As new executive and congressional leadership takes charge with the goal of revitalizing our nation’s immigration system, we must recognize at a local level...

Biden backs reparations study, as House Dems push for commission

WASHINGTON—The White House on Wednesday indicated that President Joe Biden would support studying reparations for slavery, the same day that House Democrats held a...

Bill to exclude transgender girls from sports called cruel, maybe illegal

A bill that would exclude transgender girls from their school’s sports teams was criticized as cruel and flagged as possibly illegal in a Georgia...

Biden rolls back Trump order that separated migrant children, parents

WASHINGTON—President Joe Biden signed three executive orders on Tuesday evening that will reverse controversial policies from the previous administration, including one that resulted in...
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