Georgia Business & Immigration News
December 15, 2022
Trump, covid slowed down immigration. Now employers can't find workers.
Economists estimate that ‘two years of lost immigration’ is responsible for close to half of the 3.5 million workers missing from the labor force...
Abha Bhattarai & Lauren Kaori Gurley, The Washington Post
December 7, 2022
'I need to eat': Venezuelan migrants take first steps in Ga. labor market
By the time he crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and arrived to Atlanta in late August, Klinsman Torres had exhausted his savings. The Venezuelan migrant’s most immediate priority was to find work. “Nothing is below me,” he said. “Work is work.” ...
Lautaro Grinspan, AJC
September 15, 2022
Opinion: Immigration policy changes will help Georgia businesses, workers
Businesses across Georgia are still reeling from the negative economic impact of COVID-19. This is especially true when it comes to the state’s Hispanic-owned businesses as well as all immigrant-owned companies...
Verónica Maldonado-Torres, AJC
July 29, 2022
Opinion: Uncertainty still looms for Dreamers
Georgia communities, businesses, and leaders came together last month to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. For the past decade, nearly 20,000 Georgia Dreamers...
Carolina Ramos, AJC
June 7, 2022
GPTC to Provide Seamless Education & Employment Access for Immigrants, Refugees
For eight years running, Georgia has been named the number one state in the nation in which to do business. But with that accolade comes a persistent challenge – serving the increasingly diverse Peach State population...
Metro Atlanta CEO
April 8, 2022
The BIG Partnership Celebrates the Progress of 2022 Session
The 2022 Georgia Legislative Session was a year of encouraging progress for the BIG Partnership and its efforts to build a growing, bipartisan movement committed to ensuring all Georgians can achieve their potential and contribute...
March 26, 2022
Opinion: Georgia must explore immigration reform to keep workforce, economy growing
Two years in, it is clear that the pandemic has created never before seen or expected challenges for our workforce and economy. While state leaders reconvene under the Gold Dome to address a number of priorities, tackling the...
Former Rep. David Casas, AJC
March 26, 2022
Opinion: Strengthening Georgia’s global talent quest
Even before COVID-19 hit our borders and changed virtually every business plan and legislative priority, the battle for talent was being fought across every industry sector around the world. Communities, states, and nations that...