The Supreme Court has ruled that the Biden Administration can end the Migrant Protection Protocols that were enacted during the Trump Administration.  The Remain in Mexico policy- also known as the Migrant Protection Protocols- has contributed to inhumane and dangerous conditions for migrants and asylum-seekers at the U.S. – Mexico border.  Several organizations have documented […]

Power Breakfast Recap

2022 Power Breakfast brought together the Latinx community! Our 2022 Power Breakfast was a success! Together, we showed Georgia the POWER of the Latinx community. Our keynote speaker, Deborah Gonzalez, gave an uplifting speech about the future of our community and many attendees recommitted themselves to advocating for the protection of Latinxs in our state. […]

Voting Rights Organizations Challenge Cobb County School Board Map Denying Equal Representation to Voters of Color

ATLANTA – TODAY The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ), ACLU of Georgia, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyer’s Committee) and Schulte, Roth & Zabel LLP (SRZ), filed litigation challenging the Cobb County School Board map for intentionally discriminating against communities of color, particularly Black and Latinx voters, by “packing” them into a small number of districts to dilute […]

Alejandro Chavez, Grandson of Cesar Chavez, joins GALEO as Deputy Director

NORCROSS — Today, GALEO announces the new Deputy Director, Alejandro Chavez, grandson of legendary activist Cesar Chavez. Alejandro joins the efforts of GALEO to continue to build civic engagement and leadership development of the Latinx community in Georgia. Alejandro (He/Him/Él) was born into the world of advocacy for Latinx rights. As Cesar Chavez’s grandson, organizing and leadership development are in his blood. […]

“Latino Power” by Deborah Gonzalez, 2022 Power Breakfast Keynote Speech

Good morning. Buenos dias. Thank you, Jerry, and thank you GALEO for inviting me here today to share a few words as your keynote speaker. I would like to start my keynote today with two quotes that I believe will help put the rest of my words in context: All things are subject to interpretation […]

Latinas in Tech

By Jennifer Silva  Since 2017 Latinas in Tech have hosted their annual conference Latinas in Tech Summit, the largest gathering of Latina professionals in technology.  Latinas in Tech is a non-profit organization with the aim to connect, support, and empower Latina women working in tech. They work hand in hand with top technology companies to create […]

GALEO Celebrates The Largest Cohort to Ever Graduate ​Their Leadership Program

ATLANTA, GA — Last week, GALEO celebrated the largest Georgia State University cohort that has ever graduated from the GALEO Institute for Leadership program. The class had 42 students, adding to the total of 821 graduates from the GIL program. The GSU cohort received workshops from experienced facilitators like Juliana Henao, Diana Vela, Leri Argueta, Dr. […]

USCIS Announces Online Filing for DACA Renewals

By Tania Ramirez On April 12, 2022, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that those under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) would have the option of online filing for renewal of their Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The transition to online filing is a step toward […]

Biden Administration Unveils New Procedures in Handling Asylum Cases

By: Tania Ramirez Asylum seekers make up a large portion of the migrants continuously arriving at the border. Typically, asylum seekers who are not detained are issued a summons and wait an average of more than five years before appearing in court. However, the Biden administration seeks to reduce the current backlog of 1.7 million cases […]

Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Colleagues, Introduce the Time Off to Vote Act

Press Release WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) helped introduce the Time Off to Vote Act, legislation that would require employers to give their workers paid time off to vote in federal elections. In Georgia, employers are only required to give a maximum of two hours of time off to vote, but none if polls are open […]