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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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Statement on Trump Calling National Emergency: The Real Emergency is Trump’s Xenophobia

WASHINGTON – Losmin Jimenez, Immigrant Justice Project Director and Senior Attorney for Advancement Project National Office, issued the following statement on President Trump’s declaration today of a “national emergency” on the U.S.-Mexico border. “Trump continues to bypass Congress to further his xenophobic wish list with criminalization of immigrants at the top of it. After the recent disastrous government shutdown, calling for a ‘national emergency’ just to get what he wants is unacceptable. This so-called ‘crisis’ is nothing more than an over-blown tantrum over his disagreement with the Congress,” said Losmin Jimenez. “There are plenty of national emergencies we could address…

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Can you contribute today to help us host screenings of The Hate U Give for future youth organizers?

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