Press Release: Georgia Legislature moves forward ‘Trump-like’ anti-immigrant agenda

Press Release:  Georgia Legislature moves forward ‘Trump-like’ anti-immigrant agenda

Georgia will be seen internationally as hostile to foreigners and foreign investment
Press Release

For Immediate Release

March 1, 2016

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

(Atlanta, GA) Three anti-immigrant bills on GALEO’s legislative agenda advanced in their respective chamber by the crossover deadline. Senate Bill 6 and Senate Resolution 675 passed out of the Georgia Senate on February 29th and House Bill 781 passed out of the Georgia House on February 26th.

Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, said, “The anti-immigrant legislative package which has moved forward will paint Georgia as an unwelcoming state, which shuns foreigners. This is not good for Georgia’s economic development efforts at all.”

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ADL Disappointed That Immigration Politics Scuttled Nomination of First Federal Latino Judge in Georgia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Mark Moskowitz
mmoskowitz@adl.org; 404-262-3470

ADL Disappointed That Immigration Politics Scuttled Nomination of First Federal Latino Judge in Georgia

Atlanta, GA, January 21, 2016 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed deep disappointment that the federal judicial nomination of State Court Judge Dax Lopez was scuttled by immigration politics and hateful rhetoric. Judge Lopez would have been Georgia’s first federal Latino judge.

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HNBA DISMAYED BY GEORGIA SENATOR’S WITHDRAWAL OF SUPPORT FOR LATINO JUDGE

HNBA DISMAYED BY GEORGIA SENATOR’S WITHDRAWAL OF SUPPORT FOR LATINO JUDGE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Daniel Herrera
January 22, 2016 T: 202-930-6805
E: dherrera@rabengroup.com

HNBA Dismayed By Georgia Senator’s Withdrawal of Support for Latino Judge

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) expressed its deep concerns over the withdrawal of support for Judge Dax Lopez of Georgia by United States Senator David Perdue, whose early support was key in encouraging President Obama to nominate a rare Republican to a lifetime federal judgeship. Senator Perdue’s withdrawal of support for Judge Lopez appears to be because of Lopez’s service with the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials.

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Atlanta Jewish Times: Our View: Perdue’s Betrayal

Atlanta Jewish Times:  Our View: Perdue’s Betrayal

On Monday, Jan. 18, Georgia’s first-term U.S. senator, David Perdue, issued a brief statement honoring Martin Luther King Jr., whose “actions to advance justice continue to inspire us all to do better.” Two days later, Perdue stood in the way of justice and betrayed King’s ideals.

Perdue scuttled the U.S. District Court nomination of a fellow Republican, Dax Lopez, because of concerns about “his longstanding participation in a controversial organization.”

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