Atlanta Journal Constitution

In the year since Georgia passed a law to discourage illegal immigration, the number of asylum applications filed by Mexicans in Atlanta’s immigration court has increased four-fold.

A few applicants have personal experience of Mexico’s drug-fueled violence. Many others have not been touched by the bloodshed but are using it as grounds to argue that they should not be deported to Mexico – a novel legal strategy that seeks to alter existing law. Read more here http://goo.gl/qfc9Xi

As the housing market peps up, young Atlantans such as Jessie Edens and boyfriend Ben McCrary don’t want to buy. Traditionally, people under 35 make up the largest share of buyers. (Photo by: HYOSUB SHIN)
As the housing market peps up, young Atlantans such as Jessie Edens and boyfriend Ben McCrary don’t want to buy. Traditionally, people under 35 make up the largest share of buyers. (Photo by: HYOSUB SHIN)

Even with housing prices at 16-year lows across metro Atlanta and home sales on the upswing, many young people are in no hurry to buy real estate. After watching their parents make mortgage payments for years and then struggle to sell their homes, some have given up on homeownership.   

From 2000 to 2010, the rate of homeownership among Georgians under the age of 35 fell by one-fourth, according to U.S. census figures. Read more here http://goo.gl/54eUyy

 

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