Wednesday, February 27, 2013

First Slice 2/27/13: Detained illegal immigrants in Georgia released amid possible sequestration

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 8:12 AM

Hundreds of illegal immigrants detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will be released as federal budget cuts are set to kick in on March 1. In Georgia, ICE operates detention centers in Atlanta, Gainesville, Ocilla, and Lumpkin.

Clayton County has expressed that it's open to talks about the new Falcons stadium, just in case Atlanta can't work out a deal with the team. "We want to make sure they know we're interested," says Clayton County Commission Chairman Jeff Turner. Noted.

Beltline construction is on the rise.

Mayor Kasim Reed has passed a rigorous Politifact about his recent claim that Atlanta felony crimes are at the lowest rate since 1969.

State Rep. Stacey Abrams, D-Atlanta, has backed Gov. Deal's decision to suspend six DeKalb County school board members.

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