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New Report Uncovers Housing Discrimination Against the Latino Community

National Council of La Raza | Posted 10.07.2013 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The federal government's failure to pass any kind of meaningful immigration reform has encouraged states and municipalities to act as immigration regulators and craft their own misguided anti-immigrant policies.

Don't Allow Hijacking of Common Sense Bill That Fixes Flaw in Georgia Immigration Law

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Two years ago, Georgia passed one of the most stringent immigration laws in the country, House Bill 87. Both supporters and opponents of the bill now agree that it has a major flaw which needs to be fixed quickly.

Show Me Your Papers... or Else

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

By blocking Georgia's attempts to criminalize acts of hospitality, faith, and conscience, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals delivered a decision that affects the daily lives of many people in Georgia.

Unchecked Power Granted by House Bill 87

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

The governor and the legislature must also establish checks and balances for this body -- otherwise we are likely to see abuses of power committed at public's expense.

HB 87 Negatively Impacts Georgia Economy and Reputation

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

HB 87 effectively compels all people in the state of Georgia, citizens and noncitizens alike, to carry identification documents on them at all times.

Newest Anti-Immigrant Law Will Further Damage Georgia

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Lawmakers now aim to prohibit state and local governments from accepting many foreign passports as proof of identification. In effect, both immigrants and foreign tourists would be unable to prove their identity in a wide range of interactions.

Georgia Moves To Ban Undocumented Immigrants From Public Colleges

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

In the wake of Georgia's harsh immigration law, HB 87, which requires employers to check the immigration status of potential workers and encourages la...

Legalizing Racial Profiling Proves Burdensome for States

Clarissa Martinez De Castro | Posted 07.01.2011 | Politics
Clarissa Martinez De Castro

Our nation will be better off if legislators focus on the real issues and create viable solutions that fix immigration at the federal level, instead of enacting laws that will encourage racial profiling and discrimination.

A Day Without Immigrants: Georgia's Anti-Immigration Law

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics
Daniel Altschuler

In Georgia, farmers are finding it nearly impossible to replace the immigrant workers who are fleeing the state in fear of a draconian piece of legislation that mirrors provisions of Arizona's controversial SB 1070.

Georgia Still on My Mind

Pablo Alvarado | Posted 08.29.2011 | Latino Voices
Pablo Alvarado

The politics of exclusion behind HB 87 have led to dehumanizing policies, but immigrants in Georgia are organizing to defend themselves with potential benefits for us all.

Georgia Is Not a "Show Me Your Papers" State

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Co-authored with Omar Jadwat, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project This week the ACLU and ACLU of Georgia along with a coalition of other civil rights gr...

Darkness at Noon: Georgia Dumps Peaches for Prisons With Immigration Law Today

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

When Gov. Nathan Deal signed his state's punitive HB 87 immigration law at noon today, Georgia took Arizona's place on the nation's fast track to penal profiteering from immigration crackdowns.

Georgia "Show Me Your Papers" Legislation Will Endanger Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Many survivors of domestic violence remain in the shadows -- terrified to call the police and afraid that seeking help will have a negative effect on their immigration status.