The first 2024 presidential debate, taking place Thursday evening in Atlanta, will likely feature two contrasting visions for America. President Joe Biden introduced legislation featuring a pathway to citizenship soon after taking office and has, in recent weeks, announced action to protect hundreds of thousands of eligible undocumented spouses... Continue »
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is seeking to boost his 2024 Republican presidential primary chances by enacting what’s been reported as “the toughest crackdown on undocumented immigration by any state in more than a decade.” His anti-immigrant proposals are as harsh as they are expansive, forcing hospitals to inquire into... Continue »
Washington, DC – Two recent op-eds from leading Georgia immigration experts make powerful cases for why Democrats should use their majority – which was secured when Democrats won two Georgia Senate seats – to deliver meaningful immigration relief for millions. In the Georgia Recorder, Jerry Gonzalez of the Georgia... Continue »
What a difference a decade makes. In 2011, the GOP-controlled Georgia Legislature passed HB 87, a viciously anti-immigrant bill, modeled after Arizona’s notorious SB 1070. The legislation was signed into law by then-Governor Nathan Deal on May 13, 2011. The new law made it a crime to knowingly harbor... Continue »
In a tragic attack last night, six Asian women were murdered in Atlanta, Georgia. Sadly, this comes after a year of increased hate and harassment against the Asian-American community, in-part fueled by dangerous rhetoric from right-wing commentators and politicians like Donald Trump. According to Stop AAPI Hate, there have... Continue »
America needs to protect all essential workers, and to legalize undocumented essential workers   Last week, a nitrogen leak at a poultry plant in Gainesville, GA killed six workers and injured many others. A follow-up New York Times story by Richard Fausset and Miriam Jordan, “A Georgia Chicken Town Reels... Continue »
You can listen to a recording of the call here. Following a flurry of Day One announcements — six executive orders, a moratorium on deportations, and a legislative proposal to create a new roadmap to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in America — leaders of membership organizations... Continue »
A recording of the call is available here.   Earlier today, Georgia organizers discussed their efforts that led to record-breaking voter turnout from BIPOC communities, which delivered the control of the Senate to the Democratic party with the historic wins of Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in the Georgia... Continue »
La organización continua en comunidades de color marcó la diferencia   Washington, DC – La victoria de Raphael Warnock y el posible triunfo de Jon Ossoff en las contiendas electorales para el Senado en Georgia dicen mucho sobre el futuro de la política estadounidense y de la política migratoria... Continue »
Yesterday, thanks to the longstanding organizing efforts by and of communities of color, Georgia voters showed up in incredible numbers and tipped the scales towards a Democrat majority in the Senate. Here are some of our favorite posts about this historic win: UNITE HERE led a program with... Continue »