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Commentary: Two years after a detainee’s suicide, conditions in Georgia’s immigrant detention centers haven’t improved

"It is vital to the well-being and the rights of all individuals currently detained at immigration centers across the United States that the U.S. government be held accountable for these abhorrent conditions." Project South legal and advocacy director Azadeh Shahshahani and University of Pennsylvania law students Alicia Harte and Olivia Daniels penned this commentary on the state of conditions at two of Georgia's immigration detention centers.
What happened to 21 Savage?

Here’s everything that has happened since rapper 21 Savage was detained by ICE

The news that 21 Savage had been detained by ICE on February 3 in many ways overshadowed the Super Bowl that was taking place just miles away from where the rapper was arrested. Here's an overview of everything that's happened in the case since then.

The bittersweet stories of Atlanta’s DACA recipients

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy allows renewable two-year respite from deportation for undocumented immigrants who entered the United States before they turned 16. Roughly 21,000 of them are in Georgia. Here, six metro Atlanta DACA recipients discuss their dreams, setbacks, achievements, survival, and what it’s been like to skirt federal and state laws in pursuit of better lives in America.
Atlanta man buys TrumpHotels.org

Atlanta attorney buys TrumpHotels.org, plasters it with images of immigrant detention centers

When Atlanta-based attorney Loren Collins realized President Donald Trump’s namesake hospitality company had neglected to purchase TrumpHotels.org, he leapt at the opportunity, snagging the site for $16 and plastering it with photos of immigration detention centers on the U.S. border.
Atlanta restaurants support families separated at U.S. border

How Atlanta restaurants are showing support for border families

Ticonderoga Club's Paul Calvert and Little Tart Bakeshop's Sarah O'Brien are working to rally Atlanta restaurateurs to support the efforts of those trying to help children who have been detained and separated from their families at the U.S. border.
Marietta High School

“They are just shadows.” For undocumented Marietta High students, fear of deportation is always there

Not feeling safe in the immigrant community is less about the fear of a mugging or car theft than the knowledge that a missing tail light may mean the end of life in the land of opportunity.
Atlanta immigrants restaurant workers

We wanted to tell you the story of Atlanta’s unsung kitchen workers, but we can’t.

Hugely important to the restaurant industry, immigrants are scared right now.
Atlanta Sanctuary City Welcoming City

Does it matter if Atlanta is declared a Sanctuary City versus a Welcoming City?

In the wake of controversy over President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, Mayor Kasim Reed has declined to declare Atlanta a “sanctuary city,” calling it instead a “welcoming city.” It’s a distinction that ultimately may not matter—either to immigrants or to the Trump administration.

Fruit of Labor

The Mexicans—thirty-two of them—wait for the pickup truck. They are dressed, almost to a man, in dirty jeans, boots, long sleeves, and baseball caps. Some wear bandannas to shield their necks and ears from legions of gnats. The rising late-summer sun is starting to cut through the morning mist that clings to the orchards and fallow pastures of Peach County like a thin coat of fuzz.

Tracy Thompson’s take on the South’s shifting identity

In The New Mind of the South, former journalist and Georgia native Thompson revisits the concept of Southern identity first explored in W.J. Cash’s 1941 classic 'The Mind of the South.'

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