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September 3, 2014 (ATLANTA, GA) – The Georgia Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights released today a report on immigration reform. In its report to the Commission, the Georgia Advisory Committee urged the Congress and the President to act without further delay to permanently reform the nation’s broken immigration system.


In issuing its report, the Georgia Advisory Committee recommends that the Commission address this issue as a priority, and urges members of the Georgia Congressional to join with the Commission in reforming the country’s immigration laws in a manner that will improve public safety, provide fairness and equal opportunity in the market place, maintain family unity, allow for the children of undocumented immigrants to aspire to higher education, and permit the free expression of religion.

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Georgia teams up with ICE to target Latinos

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Written by Azadeh Shahshahani
Posted on 08/08/2014

In June 2011 while traveling on Lawrenceville Highway in Gwinnett County, Georgia, Bonnie Horton and her husband were stopped at a roadblock and surrounded by uniformed officers and police vehicles. Bonnie remembers seeing at least five cars pulled over on the side of the road and young children and babies in at least two of those cars.

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Behind the Scenes of Obama’s Sudden Immigration Reversal

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Written by Major Garrett
Posted on 2014-07-07

More than a dozen center-left and hard-left immigration groups sent representatives to what sounded like another uninspiring strategy session in the White House’s Roosevelt Room with senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett and Cecilia Munoz, head of the Domestic Policy Council.

It was early on the afternoon of June 30, and none of the participants seated around the long rectangular table had any inkling President Obama was pissed. They would soon find out. Moreover, they would discover, to their surprise, that Obama was no longer pissed at them, but with them.

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Lt. Melissa Vargas: ready to serve

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Written by John Newton
Posted on 2014-07-01

I interviewed Melissa Vargas four years ago in the spring of 2010. The Groves High School graduate had just been awarded a four-year congressional scholarship to attend the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, New York.

West Point has produced more than its share of military heroes as well as national business and political leaders so there was lots of prestige attached to Melissa’s appointment. The fact that she was both Latina and the first member of her family to attend college made her story even more interesting. A first-generation American citizen, both her parents are from Mexico (her father was born in Guadalajara and her mother in San Luis Potosi).

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