NILC: Mayors’ Defense of the President’s Action on Immigration Brings Critical Voice to Legal Battle

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Jan. 28, 2015

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Mayors’ Defense of the President’s Action on Immigration Brings Critical Voice to Legal Battle

WASHINGTON — The National League of Cities, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which is made up of cities with populations of 30,000 or more, and 33 individual mayors, including those from the nation’s five largest cities — New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Philadelphia — filed an amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-court”) brief with a Texas federal district court today supporting President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, citing the numerous benefits to the economy, public safety, and their cities’ residents. The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) lauds the court filing by the mayors, which brings a critical voice to the legal battle initiated by politicians who are challenging the president’s authority to provide administrative relief to 4-5 million immigrants.

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GALEO Congratulates Leonard Gomez, Grantville City Council, for being elected to be the 1st Latino in Georgia to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem

GALEO Congratulates Leonard Gomez, Grantville City Council, for being elected to be the 1st Latino in Georgia to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact:  Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, jerry@galeo.org, 404.745.2580

January 23, 2015 (Atlanta, GA) –  GALEO congratulates the recent election of City Council member Leonard Gomez to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem for the City of Grantville, making him the 1st Latino to serve in that capacity in the state of Georgia.

 

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ICYMI: New NYT Editorial Takes on “Nativist” Immigration Lawsuit Supported by Georgia

For Immediate Release:                                             Contact: Katy Green

January 20, 2014                                                                       650-464-1545

 

 

ICYMI: New NYT Editorial Takes on “Nativist” Immigration Lawsuit Supported by Georgia

Editorial board weighs in on Georgia and 24 other states’ decisions to move forward with “meritless” suit

 

Legal Experts and Immigration Reform Leaders Available for Interviews

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Press Release: GALEO Condemns U.S. House of Representatives’ Effort to Block #ImmigrationAction: Instead of offering a workable solution, they pass a bill that will be vetoed.

GALEO Condemns U.S. House of Representatives’ Effort to Block #ImmigrationAction: Instead of offering a workable solution, they pass a bill that will be vetoed.

Media Contact:  Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, jerry@galeo.org, 404.745.2580

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 14, 2015 [Atlanta, GA]- In a vote nearly along party lines, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a series of amendments to the Department of Homeland Security’s budget that would not only undo President Obama’s administrative action providing relief from deportation for thousands of workers and their families in Georgia, but also end the highly successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides temporary legal status to the young people known as “DREAMers.” GALEO strongly opposes these efforts to attack President’s Obama’s Executive Action on immigration. 

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8th Annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest for Adults & High School Students

GALEO Launches the 8th Annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest:  All High School Students & Adults in Georgia are Eligible
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Media Contact:  Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, jerry@galeo.org, 404.745.2580

December 1, 2014 (Atlanta, GA) –   On behalf of the GALEO Leadership Council, which is comprised of alumni of the GALEO Institute for Leadership and GALEO Members statewide, GALEO is proud to announce the 2015 Cesar Chavez Essay Contest.   

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2014: Year In Review with GALEO

Jan 15: Jerry Gonzalez, GALEO, presents to the Anti-Defamation League’s Glass Leadership Institute Meeting & Dinner on immigration reform.

Jan. 16: AT&T’s 2014 MLK Celebration – “I am the Dream: Legends of a New Era”: Jerry Gonzalez was honored by AT&T for the work being accomplished with GALEO and the Latino community.

Jan 24: GALEO worked to shape the discussion on immigration for Leadership Atlanta’s discussion, “The Economic Impact of Immigration: Do Facts Matter?”

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GALEO Urges for a a True Solution on Immigration Rather Than a Symbolic Vote

GALEO Urges for a a True Solution on Immigration Rather Than a Symbolic Vote:  #PassABill that provides a solution, not a symbolic gesture

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Media Contact:  Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, jerry@galeo.org, 404.745.2580

GALEO Urges for a a True Solution on Immigration Rather Than a Symbolic Vote

#PassABill that provides a solution, not a symbolic gesture
December 4, 2014 [Atlanta, GA]- After 524 days of failing to take up any attempt at meaningful immigration reform in the House, Republicans have announced that in response to President Obama’s executive action on immigration, they’ll be voting today to undo the action. While the vote is largely symbolic as it would not pass in the U.S. Senate, it’s a gesture that Republicans see as a way to express their anger at the President for taking steps within his authority to fix the immigration system on his own.

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DEADLINE TO ORDER TAMALES IS TODAY, MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014!

Greetings!

DEADLINE TO ORDER TAMALES IS TODAY, MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014!

We hope you will make every effort to join us on Monday, December 15th to join us for GALEO’s Holiday Social “Tamales for Justice”. We will be raising funds specifically for the Latino Voter Defense Fund. This effort is to eliminate the at-large voting system in the City of Gainesville and/or in the City of Dalton because we believe it is not in compliance with the Voting Rights Act; and, the system dilutes the Latino community’s ability to elect candidates of choice.

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