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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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Undocumented students lose petition to highest court in Georgia

Update 2:00 p.m. A spokesman for the Board of Regents declined to comment on the litigation to Grady Newsource, but sent the following statement. “Our policy was adopted several years ago to mirror a new state law.  That law required public higher education – including the University System – to ensure that only students who could demonstrate lawful presence were eligible for certain benefits, including in-state tuition.  That law remains in effect, and, therefore, so will our policy.” Original article 11:00 a.m. ATLANTA — The Georgia Supreme Court decided Monday…

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