- South Cobb Patch
Hundreds of illegal immigrants under the age of 31 in Georgia, including Mableton and Austell, are gathering any visas, passports or other identification they have because the Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a type of work permit which would prevent them from being deported.
, and it could potentially help an estimated 1 million undocumented young people who would have been eligible for the failed Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, according to Huffington Post.
Approval for the permit does not provide any type of legal status or a path to citizenship, said U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas.
- Cartersville Patch
A woman who reported she found a wallet Monday at is suspected of taking it from the purse of an elderly victim as she shopped in the Cartersville store.
The local woman, 88, said she was shopping for umbrellas before 8 p.m. when a woman approached from behind, according to the report. The victim turned around, startling the alleged thief, and said, "Did you take my wallet out of my purse?"
The suspect said, "No. Do you want to look in my purse?"
The older woman did so, but did not spot her wallet in the purse, and the woman suspected in the theft walked away. After the victim notified the jewelry counter clerk that her wallet had been stolen, the suspect approached the Walmart worker to report she had found a wallet.
- Buckhead Patch
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper's mission is to advocate and secure the protection and stewardship of the Chattahoochee River, its tributaries and watershed. , CRK's Technical Programs Director Jason Ulseth was on hand to talk about the importance of testing for pollution and bacteria in streams throughout neighborhoods in Buckhead.
According to information provided by CRK, many of the streams flowing through Atlanta neighborhoods and into the Chattahoochee River are polluted with high levels of bacteria due to cracked and overflowing sewers, failing septic systems, and urban runoff.
"That is where most of your real pollution issues take place," Ulseth said.