L.Quintanar: Volunteering In Today’s Society

Volunteering In Today’s Society

Leslie Quintanar: GALEO Intern

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

 

As an intern with GALEO, I have learned the easy, as well as the hard parts that come along with being a part of a non-profit organization. Things take time, nothing comes quickly, and if you put in hours of endless work, the payoff is worth it in the end.

My time is coming to a close, but I have learned so much from my fellow interns, from my supervisors, and from the GALEO volunteers that add to the group.

Mainly, I want to stress the importance of volunteering and the impact that it makes for the community.

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L. Quintanar: Language in the Community

Language in the Community

Leslie Quintanar: GALEO Intern

Monday, August 6, 2018

 

The United States has long been a melting pot of various cultures where people from different backgrounds bring forth their traditions, food, and language. The diversity mounted upon the States has always shined through and encourages more and more people to admire the thriving country.

With that, a growing difference in our society has been the way we communicate with one another, whether it be over the phone, at the grocery store, or at the workplace. While the country welcomes new people every day, the population of non-English speakers increases as well. The importance of bilingualism and multilingualism is at play, and as one of the most progressive societies in the world, the opportunity to integrate a great number of multilingual individuals is more than welcome.

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A. Chermanz Monroy: Permanent Residents as Police Officers?

Permanent Residents as Police Officers?

Angie F. Chermanz Monroy: GALEO Intern

August 3, 2018

 

During the past years, police departments across the state of Georgia have been affected by a shortage of applicants who want to become officers. Additionally, the recent incidents with the police enforcement has hurt recruitment tremendously because it has caused a decrease of trust towards police officers mainly from the minority community 1. All of this has caused a shortage in the pool for  qualified applicants and more so when one of the requirements to become an officer, is to be a citizen. So, what can we do to increase the pool for qualified officers without decreasing the quality and expectations?

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S. Pittman: The Immigrants Role in Today’s America

The Immigrants Role in Today’s America

Samuel Pittman: GALEO Intern

July 26th, 2018

 

For decades, immigration reform has been a topic of discussion in America. This past month, President Bill Clinton held an event, A Conversation with President Bill Clinton, which served as a discussion forum concerning issues currently impacting communities and the political climate across the country.

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NALEO: New Emails Show U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Misled Congress and Public about Decision to Add Citizenship Question

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
July 24, 2018

CONTACT:
Paula Valle Castanon, pvalle@naleo.org

Amanda Bosquez, abosquez@naleo.org

 

New Emails Show U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Misled Congress and Public about Decision to Add Citizenship Question

Claims that consideration of a citizenship question addition initially originated from the
U.S. Department of Justice prove untrue by release of latest emails

WASHINGTON, D.C. The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund today released a statement from Chief Executive Officer Arturo Vargas following the release of internal emails from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to his staff addressing the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census:

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Lawsuit on 2020 Census Citizenship Question Amended to Include Native Americans, More Asian Plaintiffs and Charge Government Conspiracy

Lawsuit on 2020 Census Citizenship Question Amended to Include Native Americans, More Asian Plaintiffs and Charge Government Conspiracy

GALEO is also one of the original co-plaintiffs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2018

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Michelle Boykins, 202-296-2300, ext. 0144

mboykins@advancingjustice-aajc.org

 

Sandra Hernandez: (213) 629-2512 x. 129
shernandez@maldef.org

 

Tony Marcano: (213) 629-2512 x.128

amarcano@maldef.org

 

Lawsuit on 2020 Census Citizenship Question Amended to Include Native Americans, More Asian Plaintiffs and Charge Government  Conspiracy 

 

Washington, D.C. – Native American groups have joined a lawsuit filed by attorneys representing Latino and Asian American plaintiffs alleging that the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census was motivated by racial animus and will result in a severe undercount of minorities, according to civil rights attorneys.

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Hundreds of Thousands Rally and March at Families Belong Together Protests Across the Nation and Around the Globe Today

For Immediate Release: June 30, 2018

Contact: press@familiesbelongtogether.org

UPDATED: Hundreds of Thousands Rally and March at Families Belong Together Protests
Across the Nation and Around the Globe Today

Organizers Estimate 35,000 Attendees at Protests in D.C.; Over 60,000 Attendees in Chicago; Over 30,000 Attendees in NYC; Over 30,000 Attendees in San Francisco and Over 55,000 in Los Angeles

 

Over 780 Events by Local Organizers In All 50 States & Around the Globe Drew Additional Tens of Thousands of Attendees

 

Washington, DC—Hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in cities large and small across the nation today at events organized by Families Belong Together to demand the end of family separation and detention, and calling for an end to Trump’s inhumane immigration policy. Organizers reported crowd counts for the largest events including 35,000 attendees at the anchor outside the White House in Washington, D.C. Chicago organizers reported over 60,000 attendees, while New York’s event drew over 30,000 attendees, San Francisco’s event drew over 30,000 attendees and preliminary estimates coming from L.A.’s event put the crowds at over 55,000 attendees and still growing as of 1:15 pm Pacific Time. These events were just a few of the over 787 sites for “Families Belong Together” protests happening nationwide and around the world today.

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LatinoJustice: Temporary Restraining Order Filed to Stop Evictions of Families Displaced by Hurricane Maria

For immediate release

June 30, 2018

 

Contact:

Christiaan Perez, cperez@latinojustice.org

Erin Williams, ewilliams@faithinaction.org

Craig de Recat, CdeRecat@manatt.com

Temporary Restraining Order Filed to Stop Evictions of Families Displaced by Hurricane Maria

 

LatinoJustice PRLDEF, a national civil rights organization, and Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, LLP and the Law Offices of Hector E. Pineiro filed a lawsuit along with a request for a nationwide injunction in federal court in Massachusetts to halt the eviction process of nearly 2,000 evacuees from Puerto Rico who are currently residing in hotels. After Hurricane Maria, a category 5 storm, devastated Puerto Rico in 2017, thousands were forced to flee and have been staying in hotels and motels throughout the United States under the Temporary Shelter Assistance (TSA) program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  

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Vargas, L. Nataly’s Acceptance into the CHCI Internship Program

Nataly’s Acceptance into the CHCI Internship Program

By: Leopoldo Vargas, GALEO Intern

June 22nd, 2018

 

On Wednesday, May 30th, 2018, Nataly Morales Villa received news that would change her life forever: she learned that she had been accepted into the prestigious Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Internship Program. This news is significant for someone who has been active in her community to make the world a better place for immigrants around her. From serving at  El Refugio and Stewart Detention Center (a detention center for undocumented immigrants) to serving as a canvasser for GALEO, there is no doubt that Nataly thoroughly deserves this unique opportunity. But no achievement is earned without some sort of sacrifice and dedication, and Nataly’s story is no exception.

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