Political Rewind: Migrant Shelters Face Scrutiny As HHS Considers New Facility In Georgia

Jul 3, 2019

On this edition of Political Rewind, Rep. John Lewis tours a detention center in Florida housing migrant children that has become a focal point of the immigration battle. Additionally, the Department of Health and Human Services works to prepare more facilities, including one in Georgia.

The federal government has passed a disaster relief package to help the farmers of South Georgia following Hurricane Michael. As Federal agencies work with Congress to regulate who may receive the emergency funding,  it could be months before any money arrives.


A lawsuit filed Tuesday says Georgia is discriminating against Puerto Rican driver’s license applicants, claiming identification and license processes are more difficult and demanding than those issued in other states.


Plus, Georgia plays an important part in President Trump’s Fourth of July extravaganza in Washington.




Greg Bluestein -- Political Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Karen Owen -- Political Science Professor, University of West Georgia


Tamar Hallerman -- Washington Correspondent, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution