Friday, September 20, 2019

DACA limbo: while some states help DACA students, other states bar them from school

Seonki Jo, who was brought to America from South Korea at age 3, has lived in Duluth, Georgia, nearly all his life. When it came time for him to begin his college search, he wanted to stick close to home, but he couldn’t. Georgia is of the states that not only banned undocumented immigrants like […]

Hispanic Voter Turn Out Growing in Georgia

While Georgia Hispanic voters turned out at a rate higher than the national average last fall, the polls continue to indicate that they lag significantly compared to other racial groups in the state. About 53 percent of Georgia’s Hispanic voters came out for the 2016 presidential election, and increase from 47 percent in 2012, according […]

Latino Victory Project Heads to State Capitols

Latino Victory Project (LVP), an organization that helped elect seven Latinos to Congress last year is now looking to take that momentum to several state capitals. On Thursday, Latino Victory Project formally launched its first state PAC in Georgia, with Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) – the first Hispanic U.S. Senator—appearing alongside Rep. Brenda Lopez […]

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arizona Immigration Law Case Today

The U.S. Supreme Court will begin to hear arguments in the Arizona Immigration Law case today to decide the constitutionality of this law and to bring light to the potential need for restructuration of the nation’s immigration system. “This decision will make very clear what the law is when it comes to immigration,” says SEIU […]

Georgia’s Immigration Law Blocked by Fed Judge

GALEO and the AP reported today that a federal judged granted a request to issue a preliminary injunction against HB 87 to halt its implementation. To recap exactly what we’re talking about here: HB 87 is an Arizona-style law that targeted Latinos in that state, which opened the door for U.S. citizens who are Latino were […]

Georgia Plan to replace Latino Immigrant Workers sees Mixed Results

The state-run program in Georgia that puts the probation population to work in farms to make up for the shortage of farm laborers in the wake of an anti-immigrant law passed by the state is not yielding the results hoped for. The program was started by Republican Gov. Nathan Deal after farmers complained that the […]

Georgia Immigration Law faces Legal Challenge

Georgia’s anti-immigrant law inspired by Arizona’s SB 1070 is facing a lawsuit from several civil rights groups that oppose the measure calling it “hate rhetoric.” The groups that have banded together and filed a class action lawsuit last Thursday include the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Georgia, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), the […]

Has the State Level Anti-immigrant Push lost Steam?

Movement on the anti-immigrant front has pretty much stalled. The fervor that  was ignited by Arizona’s controversial SB1070 has, in the words of the Associated Press, fizzled. This doesn’t mean that we can put the whole ugly anti-immigrant mess behind us and move on, but it does look like the momentum has slowed and the final lines have been drawn. What […]

Georgia Passes Tough Anti-Immigrant Bill

Last week, the state of Georgia became the latest to follow in Arizona’s footsteps when it passed an immigration law targeting undocumented workers. House Bill 87 or the Georgia Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act, would allow police officers to question the immigration status of anyone they detain and requires employers to verify the eligibility […]

US Census Bureau says Hispanic Population now over 50 Million

Hispanics are now officially the largest minority group in the country numbering over 50 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday. That number translates to 16.3% of the nation’s population and means that 1 out of every 6 Americans is a Latino. Interesting trends have also emerged; revealing the country’s low overall growth […]