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Immigrants in Athens Fear Discrimination

An Athens woman is afraid she and her son may be the target of discrimination because of recent controversy surrounding immigrants and immigration policy. “America is my home I have children here, I have settled here, I went to college here, but I feel like I could be more targeted. My son who looks like me could be more targeted,” said Athens resident Patty Tacuri, a Peruvian legal permanent resident in the process of becoming a citizen. Tacuri points to policies like President Trump’s immigration ban and Georgia’s own proposed…

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First a Dawg, Now an American Citizen

Dreams can take a month to achieve, a year, a decade or never happen. UGA student Rafael Paz Abromson, from Brazil, achieved what he’s been dreaming of for 12 years. He finally became a U.S. citizen two weeks ago. Abromson has wanted to be a U.S. citizen since he was seven. He was turned down for a green card from the United States Citizenship Immigration Services the first time he applied. “The conditions weren’t right for me for them to accept me,” Abromson said. “They knew if I probably came…

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UGA Talks about Mental Illness

Mental illness can be seen as a taboo subject, but not today. There will be an “honest and open” discussion about the history of mental illness in the Russell Special Collections building on UGA’s campus. Follow Grady Newsource on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates on the event. Reporter Emily Boyer was there at the symposium today. She has the story on who was there and what stories were shared.   Today’s Mental Health Symposium did not shy away from the hard topics. There were tears, shocking moments, and recalled…

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