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Elly Yu


Elly Yu is a reporter at WABE, where she first got her start in public radio as an graduate student intern in 2013. Since then, she’s reported for WNYC, NPR, and Marketplace among others.  In 2014, Elly was awarded with an immigration reporting fellowship from the Institute for Justice and Journalism.

Elly holds a bachelor’s in international relations from the University of Southern California, and a master’s in journalism from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where she co-hosted a podcast. 

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The Atlanta City Council passed a resolution Tuesday night calling for the city police department to limit cooperation with federal immigration officials.

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The resolution, which passed 9-1, came in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which has protected about 800,000 young immigrants across the country from deportation.

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The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it was ending an Obama-era program that’s shielded young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

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Cobb County’s police chief said Thursday it was in the process of firing an officer who was shown in a recording making racially charged statements at a traffic stop last July.

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The officer, Lt. Greg Abbott, is shown in a dashcam recording telling a woman who’s worried about reaching for her cellphone – “But you’re not black. Remember, we only kill black people.”

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Raymond Partolan, 24, is five weeks into his new job as a paralegal at Kuck Immigration, an immigration law firm in Atlanta. His cubicle is pretty bare, save for a few hangings on the wall, including his bachelor’s degree from Mercer University in Macon.

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Protesters stand outside of the South Domestic Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Sunday. The Atlanta airport protest was among several that occurred in airports across the country.
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The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia is considering suing the city of Oakwood in Hall County after the city police department shut down a student protest last month.

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The group sent a letter to the city Thursday, saying Oakwood police told about a dozen protesters they needed to have their signs pre-approved by the city and have other permission to protest.