Advancing Justice-Atlanta and immigrant rights organizations to host a rally to stop anti-immigrant legislation in Georgia
For Immediate Release
Monday, February 26, 2018
Contact: James Woo, Communications and Outreach Associate
Atlanta, GA – Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta, along with Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies, GALEO, Latin American Association, and Feminist Women’s Health Center is holding a rally on February 26, 2018 at the Central Presbyterian Church (201 Washington St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303) in front of Georgia State Capitol to remind legislators the harm and devastating impact anti-immigrant bills have on our immigrant communities.
Georgia State legislator has put forth a slew of anti-immigrant legislation and advocacy organizations will be gathering to voice against bills that harms our families, our state’s economy, and trust in law enforcement. Especially bills such as SB 452, a bill that would make local law enforcement agencies communicate with ICE if they have arrested an undocumented individual. In addition, under this bill prosecutors and the courts will be able to inquire about the immigration status of the individual, which could factor into sentencing and parole decisions.These types of bills only make our neighborhoods less safe and criminalize immigrant communities.
What: Rally against Anti-Immigrant legislation in Georgia
Who: Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta, along with Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies, GALEO, Latin American Association, Feminist Women’s Health Center, and other immigrant rights advocates.
When: February 26, 2018, from 12 pm to 2 pm
Where: Central Presbyterian Church (201 Washington St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303)
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta is the first and only legal advocacy nonprofit dedicated to the civil rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in Georgia and the Southeast. We work in four major program areas: public policy; legal education and support; civic engagement; and defense of rights FOR Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and other underserved communities. You can read more about us at www.advancingjustice-atlanta.org