Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, Statement in Response to President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

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Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, Statement in Response to President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

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

(Atlanta, GA): November 21, 2014 –  Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s Executive Action speech and policy changes:

“This is an historic moment for immigrants and allies in over 25 years of working towards a solution to our broken immigration system.  We rejoice with the millions who will be able to come forward, get a work permit and lift the burden of fear of deportation off their family’s shoulders.  This decision by President Obama will be transformative for millions of families across the nation and hundreds of thousands of families in Georgia.

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A Student’s View: GA Sen. Bill 6 Denies Licenses to DACA Recipients

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By GALEO Student Intern, Crystal Muñoz

As the renewal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is heavy under way, one Senator, Joshua McKoon, from Columbus is seeking to take away driver’s licenses’ from anyone who benefits from Deferred Action with Georgia Senate Bill 61. If Senate Bill 6 were to become state law, it would leave thousands of undocumented students without reliable transportation.  As a student myself, I know how vital is to have a reliable form of transportation. Students need to get to school, work, and home, and we all need to make it there on time. Yet, if undocumented students are left without a valid Georgia License it will be impossible to live.

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GALEO Applauds the Great Latino Debate 2014 held at the University of North Georgia: Oakwood Campus

Overview – The Great Latino Debate 2014 at the University of North Georgia: Oakwood Campus

The Great Latino Debate 2014 is our third annual all Spanish-speaking intramural debate tournament. Spanish-speaking students from UNG are invited to compete against each other for five preliminary rounds over a span of two weeks on the same topic. Research must be done for both sides of the argument. Students are provided with training workshops on the rules and strategy of debate the week prior to competing.

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NCLR: PRESIDENT OBAMA AND REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS MUST BOTH SEIZE THIS MOMENT TO ACT ON IMMIGRATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:
November 6, 2014 Joseph Rendeiro
(202) 776-1566
jrendeiro@nclr.org

NCLR: PRESIDENT OBAMA AND REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS MUST BOTH SEIZE THIS MOMENT TO ACT ON IMMIGRATION

WASHINGTON, D.C.—According to an election eve poll conducted by Latino Decisions, immigration was the top issue for Latino voters in this election cycle. While NCLR (National Council of La Raza) continues to push the president to act on immigration, the Senate and House of Representatives, which will be jointly controlled by Republicans, also have a responsibility to deliver a viable immigration reform bill, which will be the only permanent solution to our broken immigration system.

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National Groups to Hold President to His Promise on Immigration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT
Thursday, November 6, 2014 Dawn Le, 202-549-6798
Lizette Escobedo, 858-583-5014

National Groups to Hold President to His Promise on Immigration
Encouraged By President Obama’s Pledge to Take Executive Action for Immigrant Community, Broad Sector of Groups Vouch to Continue Call for Action

Washington, DC—Today, national leaders from all segments of the pro-immigrant rights movement held a press conference to urge President Barack Obama to seize the moment and use his authority to take administrative action to expand immediate relief from deportations for millions of workers and families that are already a part of our American communities.

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Tomorrow is Election Day! Go VOTE!

#GALatinoVote Mobilization Email: Tomorrow is Election Day! Go VOTE! Volunteers needed to make calls from home for GOTV phone banking. ALL can help! Spread the word! #GALatinoVote

November 3, 2014

Let’s go vote!  Election Day is tomorrow!  The time to VOTE and make our voices heard collectively is here!  Please see below for some common questions and answers/resources for people to access.  We need your help today to spread the word to everyone you know!

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The Power of the Georgia Latino Vote

The Power of the Georgia Latino Vote

Published in Mundo Hispanico on 10/29/14.

By:  Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO.

The Georgia Latino Vote (#GALatinoVote) is powerful and could make the difference this year in the 2014 midterm elections on Tuesday, November 4th.  If Latinos turn out to vote, our voices will be heard and respected in our state and across the country.  The time for our community to lift up our collective voice and vote is now. 

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NYTimes: Latino Support for Democrats Drops a Bit, Poll Says

NYTimes: Latino Support for Democrats Drops a Bit, Poll Says

By JULIA PRESTON
October 29, 2014
With the immigration debate in Washington frozen, support for Democrats among Latinos has declined slightly going into the midterm elections next week, but they still heavily favor Democrats over Republicans, according to a national bilingual poll released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.

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