Georgia's immigrant families need your help.
With the recent decision by the White House to rescind President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the need is even greater. Nearly 37,000 DACA recipients in Georgia, will lose the lawful presence granted to them by this program, putting their families and themselves at risk for detention and deportation.
The stakes are high - many of our immigrant families can be at risk: undocumented families, families with DACA recipients, and even families with legal permanent resident or other visa status, may run into situations where they are at risk for deportation.
WHY IT MATTERS NOW:
- Immigrants detained in Georgia are more likely to be deported than immigrants detained elsewhere. At both Stewart and Irwin the two largest immigrant detention centers the majority were deported at a higher rate than the average national rate of 60%.
- ICE arrests in Georgia were up by 75% since January. A significant number of those arrested do not have criminal convictions.
- ICE relies on local law enforcement to notify them of someone’s presence in their jail or detention center. Once ICE has custody over a person they can languish in Irwin or Stewart for months or years in a no man’s land.
It is essential to provide funding for legal fees and attorney representation so that all rights are preserved regardless of immigration status.
DONATE NOW. Defend DACA. Defend Immigrant Rights. Protect Georgia Families.Please email email@example.com for more questions or information.
The funds are facilitated by Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta. A trusted non-profit legal resource for immigrant families in the Southeast since 2010. Learn more at www.advancingjustice-atlanta.org