Ga. Latino Advocate Says Obama Immigration Decision An 'important Step Forward' | Accessnorthga

Latino advocate says Obama immigration decision an 'important step forward' Tweet Gonzalez ATLANTA - Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) says President Obama's immigration announcement Thursday night is an "important step forward" for immigrants and their allies. "This is an historic over 25 years of working towards a solution to our broken immigration system," Gonzalez said. "We rejoice with the millions who will be able to come forward, get a work permit and lift the burden of fear of deportation off their family's shoulders. This decision by President Obama will be transformative for millions of families across the nation and hundreds of thousands of families in Georgia." He added the process to allow many people to come forward for work permits and temporary status, along with the ending of Secure Communities will go a long way to ensure that as a nation, "we shift prioritizing resources to deport felons and not families." In Georgia, he said, 116,000 undocumented immigrants reside with a U.S. citizen child. If these immigrants are able to apply for deferred action, it would lead to a $170 million increase in tax revenues, over five years, Gonzalez said. (See ) "President Obama's action is an important step forward for the work ahead of fixing our broken immigration system, but it does not replace the work that is needed to pass a comprehensive fix with Congressional action. The President had to act because of inaction in the U.S. House of Representatives. visit

Rhode Island, New Jersey and Virginia High School Scientists Win Regional Siemens Competition at Georgia Institute of Technology for Research Solving an Open Math Problem and the Discovery of a Pharmaceutical Solution to Broad Spectrum Antibiotic Resistance - Yahoo Finance

earned the top honors and a $3,000 individual scholarship for research that solved an open math problem. Research supporting the discovery of a pharmaceutical solution to broad spectrum antibiotic resistance earned Jason Lee and Allen Lee of Short Hills, N.J. and David Lu of Henrico, Va. the $6,000 team scholarship. visit

Browns QB Brian Hoyer's post-game thoughts after Cleveland's last-second win over Atlanta Falcons, 26-24 |

. ATLANTA (AP) -- Shacobia Barbee scored a career-high 24 points and Krista Donald added 11 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 24 Georgia beat Georgia Tech 64-57 on Sunday. Kaela Davis finished with 20 points and Roddreka Rodgers had 13 points and eight rebounds for Georgia Tech (3-1). With the Lady Bulldogs leading by four, Barbee stole the ball from Davis near Georgia Tech's baseline, and hit Merritt Hempe to make it a six-point lead with 35 seconds remaining. Davis quickly hit a 3, but Georgia's Marjorie Butler closed the game out by hitting four free throws. Mackenzie Engram scored 12 points and combined with Barbee and Butler for 20 rebounds. Georgia (4-0) out-rebounded the Jackets by 10. The Lady Bulldogs improved to 33-4 in the series and have won four straight against the Yellow Jackets. visit

Barbee leads No. 24 Georgia past Ga. Tech 64-57 - Yahoo Sports

At that point I felt like I had let my whole team down and I wanted to go do something. ... We made enough plays to win and it's a crazy game. You can have the worst day of your life and finish it off and win. And yeah I'm happy we won, don't get me wrong. But I'm just so disappointed in myself because that's not how I play. I don't throw dumb interceptions. visit