This June, thousands of people marched in support of immigrant families in Atlanta, while advocates gathered for simultaneous rallies across the state in Athens, Augusta, Brunswick, Dalton, Lawrenceville, Lumpkin, Savannah, and Valdosta. Family separation at the U.S. southern border is only one part of a host of recent changes to immigration policy. As the national spotlight turns to immigration, Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN) wants you to understand the impact here in Georgia and what you can do to help.
In the tradition of Rosh Hashana, the CEO of Jewish Family & Career Services reflects on a year of evolving methods, expanding opportunities, and continuing dedication to the mission.
With DACA set to end in six months, threatening 29,000 hard-working young Georgians with deportation to countries they barely know, the executive director of the Latin American Association urges Congress to protect them by passing the Dream Act of 2017.
Seventy-four percent of Georgia voters support ensuring the fair and equal treatment of people under the law. So how is it that Georgia is one of only three states that does not prohibit private employer discrimination on the basis of factors including race or religion, and one of only five that allows racial and religious discrimination in businesses open to the public?
Since 1995, Friends of Refugees has served the Clarkston community with a mission to empower refugees through opportunities that provide for their well-being, education and employment. Our goal is to promote self-sufficiency and help new Americans seize opportunities, while fostering the friendships that will help them flourish in Georgia.