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. […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Issues Within the Latino Community

By Tania Ramirez Issues within the Latino community have continued to change as the number of registered voters increases drastically. Georgia is home to over 1 million Latinos, accounting for 9% of the population in Georgia. Due to the growing population, Georgia has become one of the top 10 states with the largest Latino/Hispanic population. GALEO […]

El Refugio Spotlight

By Jennifer Silva  El Refugio is a non-profit organization that began its roots with the Georgia Detention Watch, in which members began leading groups to visit immigrants and asylum seekers detained at Stewart Detention Center in 2008. After witnessing the challenges shared by those visiting loved ones at Stewart — traveling long distances, the trauma of […]

Who is Cesar Chavez?

By Tania Ramirez  Farm workers play an essential role in today’s agriculture. However, it took a while before people could understand their importance and treat them fairly. During the Great Depression, migrant farm workers made around 40 cents a day and were barely able to provide for their families. In addition, they were forced to work […]

The Importance of In-State Tuition for Refugees

By Tania Ramirez The Georgia General Assembly has had a busy session in 2022. Aside from all the legislation being proposed, tuition equity has been crucial during the 2022 session. House Bill 932 (HB 932) is a bipartisan bill that proposes for noncitizen students with certain refugee, special immigrant (SIV holders), or humanitarian parole status under […]

Latinx Podcasts on the Rise

By Rafael Vargas As technology keeps on evolving, so have our forms of entertainment. Although late night talk shows and radio broadcasts are still around, podcasts are rapidly increasing in popularity as the new form of media where audiences can listen to hosts talk for hours over a variety of fascinating topics. In recent years, podcasts […]