Tag: Georgia

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Georgia, Latinos, and the Latino Vote

Georgia closed its legislative session last week without passing SB 458, a proposed anti-immigration law. Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, believes that’s because the state’s appetite for draconian immigration laws is diminishing.

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De Leon: Reasonable State Responses to Immigration

Columnist Erwin De Leon writes that unlike Alabama, some states are bucking the trend and providing humane solutions to our nation’s broken immigration system.

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Podcast: Reaction to Jose Antonio Vargas in the Filipino Community

Filipino reporters Cristina DC Pastor and Erwin De Leon give their take on the voluntary “outing” of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas as an undocumented immigrant.

Immigrant farmworkers are fleeing Georgia in response to anti-immigrant measures

Georgia’s Immigration Law Hurts Farms and the State Economy

Fi2W columnist Erwin de Leon says Georgia’s new immigration law isn’t just affecting undocumented farmworkers, it’s having a negative impact on the lives and well-being of ordinary citizens, including those who supported the get-tough policy.


Immigration News Roundup From Georgia and Texas

Texas excludes low income Latinos from census. Undocumented youth arrested for protesting a new rule that will ban undocumented students from attending Georgia public colleges.

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California Says ‘Yes’ To In-State Tuition For Undocumented Immigrants

Cautiously optimistic advocates cheered the California Supreme Court’s decision on Monday to continue allowing undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates to public colleges, assuming they attend high school in California for at least three years.