UGA profs reach out to illegal immigrants
As college students return to campus in Georgia, a new state policy has closed the doors of the five most competitive state schools to illegal immigrants, but a group of professors has found a way to offer those students a taste of what they've been denied.
Forum: Stop employing illegal immigrants
Georgia lawmakers are considering ways to solve the illegal immigration crisis. The solution is obvious. Enforcement works, just like with any other crime. Illegal immigrants migrate out of every area in which jobs become unavailable and the law is enforced, and take budget-crashing dependents with them.
Putting a human face on illegal immigration
I became an English tutor by accident.
Elder: ABH wrong on illegal immigrants
More often than not, Athens Banner-Herald Editorial Page Editor Jim Thompson just doesn't get it (Editor's Desk, "OK, Eric, but ..." Wednesday). When extreme examples are put forth in espousing a viewpoint, one can rest assured the argued premise is either weak or nonexistent. In a strained apples-and-oranges comparison, Thompson can't see the forest for the trees. To accuse Republican gubernatorial hopeful Eric Johnson of politics in his criticism of illegal immigrant Jessica Colotl, a student at Kennesaw State University, misses the point entirely.
Eberhart: Illegal immigration hurts low-wage minorities
As an African American, I'd find it quite refreshing to hear "leaders" in the minority community and editorial writers acknowledge the damage done by illegal immigration. The Americans first and most affected by the crime of illegal immigration are native-born Hispanics and African Americans.
Forum: Time to pick sides on illegal immigration
Former Mexican president Vicente Fox unabashedly advanced his "new vision for North American prosperity" at a recent Kennesaw State University event along with Robert Pastor, author of the 2001 book "Toward a North American Community."
Forum: Illegal immigration an even bigger problem in tough times
While the recession has rattled every rung of the economic ladder, it has ravaged the bottom bars. Unemployment stands at just more than 4 percent for college graduates but at nearly 15 percent for those lacking high-school diplomas. In poor black neighborhoods, it's about 30 percent and approaching Great Depression levels.