287 (g) and our Community

Stephanie Gomez

July 29, 2019

Our state is divided into 159 counties all within the jurisdiction of different sheriffs and police departments. A Sheriff is an elected or appointed official who has the authority to arrest, process, and detain criminals, look into complaints, and conduct criminal investigations. Sheriffs play a vital role in the community because they oversee the county’s law enforcement department, decide how to persecute people that have violated the law, and enforce rules and regulations. Currently, a controversial program that many Sheriffs across the country are implementing is 287 (g). 

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How Latinos Paved the Way For Brown v. Board of Education

Stephanie Gomez

July 19, 2019

Anyone who has taken a United States history course is familiar with Brown v. Board of Education. This landmark case declared school segregation to be unconstitutional and ended the separate but equal doctrine. However, many are unfamiliar with the case that paved the way for this historic ruling. Mendez v. Westminster was the, “first successful federal school desegregation decision in the United States” (CRF).

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Una Exposición de Arte y Aceptación

Francesca Burke

17 de Julio del 2019

Cuando entré a la exposición de arte, leí la palabra “contrapunto” en letras grandes en la pared sin explicación. Yo sabía que esta exposición era una combinación de artistas latinoamericanos en Georgia, pero creí que “contrapunto” significaba solamente un punto de vista alternativo.

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President Donald J. Trump Backing Away From Citizenship Question Effort Marks Win for Latino Community, Democracy and Nation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
July 11, 2019

The damage has already been done, however, making it vital for the Administration to act swiftly to restore the credibility of the U.S. Census Bureau with Latinos and the American public
 
NALEO Educational Fund is prepared to do its part to ensure a full and accurate count in Census 2020, including the operation of our toll-free bilingual census hotline 877-EL-CENSO

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GALEO & MALDEF STATEMENTS ON TRUMP’S CONCESSION TO ABANDON CENSUS LEGAL FIGHT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 12, 2019

Contact:  Jerry Gonzalez, GALEO, jerry@galeo.org, 678.691.1086
(Norcross, GA) – Donald J. Trump conceded yesterday that his administration will no longer pursue a legal fight to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. The president’s statement comes in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling late last month and federal court orders blocking the addition of a citizenship question. 

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Advancing Justice | AAJC Stands Ready to Protect 2020 Census

Organization Statement in Advance of Trump Press Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington, D.C. — July 11, 2019 — President Donald Trump is expected to hold a press conference shortly to announce his next steps in pursuit of adding the citizenship question to the 2020 Census.  Some news reports claim that he will not ask the U.S. Justice Department to pursue any further legal action to include the citizenship question on the 2020 Census form.

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MALDEF STATEMENT ON TRUMP’S CENSUS ANNOUNCEMENT

PRESS STATEMENT                           

FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION 

July 11, 2019

(LOS ANGELES) – Donald J. Trump announced this morning on Twitter that he will be making a statement about the administration’s continuing attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. The administration cannot circumvent the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling late last month and federal court orders blocking the immediate addition of a citizenship question. 

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