Monday, June 18th, 2018

DACA Recipient in Georgia Hopeful, Guarded

"Christian Jimenez is feeling relieved but still guarded now that she has become one of the first [unauthorized] immigrants in the nation to receive a reprieve from deportation under the Obama administration’s new immigration policy.  The 24-year-old North Georgia resident no longer has to live with the nerve-racking fear of being sent back to a country she hardly knows.  Her parents brought her here from Mexico when she was 9.  With the government’s approval she can now work legally here and pay income taxes." – Jeremy Redmon, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Nov. 3, 2012.