Friday, June 26, 2009
WALB reports that many more Hispanic students are attending colleges in Georgia, many of them are first generation college students. Some colleges offer additional assistance to these students and their families by offering cultural bridging programs, such as home visits and preparation of parents. Hispanics made up 4% of the state's college graduates in 2005, but that number is expected to jump to 24% in 2022 as the Hispanic population in Georgia increases substantially. Education is the key to full integration and professional success in the workplace and increasing one's pay for work.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
AP reports that Guo Hua Jiang recently pled guilty to a conspiracy to harbor and employ undocumented immigrants and received a 21 months prison sentence as well as a $75,000 fine in lieu of forfeiting two of the residences where the immigrants were housed. The immigrants are about to be deported. It is not clear what caused this investigation or which federal authorities got involved, because usually much larger networks are targeted by ICE.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Recent reports confirms that immigration judge William Cassidy in the immigration court in Atlanta, Georgia, deported a U.S. citizen to Mexico on December 9, 2008. The man, Mark Lyttle, is a U.S. citizen who was born in the U.S in North Carolina. According to reports he informed the immigration judge twice of this fact. Mark is bipolar according to some reports and does not speak Spanish at all... Unfortunately it appears this case was not handled well, and the immigration court in Atlanta, Georgia is known for a few "trigger happy" judges who think they still work for the immigration service or the prosecution.