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Manufacturing Felonies

How Driving Became a Felony for People of Color in Georgia

Georgia’s far-reaching, anti-immigrant “felony driving law” was designed to push mothers, fathers and immigrant families to leave the state. Tragically, the law’s effects branch out well beyond its dangerous original intent.

A new report by Advancement Project and the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) finds that the law not only created troubling consequences for immigrant families – it has also caused disproportionate harm in communities of color at large, especially among the Latino and Black populations.

The State of Georgia can and should regulate driving privileges. But creating a harsh criminal penalty is a bad public policy that ends up disproportionately hurting families of color.

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