Human Rights


Click here for English version En una victoria para toda Athens, la Oficina del Alguacil del Condado de Clarke anunció el viernes pasado que ya no cooperará con el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE). ICE sigue siendo una amenaza para nuestra comunidad, pero sin la cooperación de […]

Cómo Athens venció a ICE: Linea de tiempo


Haga clic aquí para la versión en español In a victory for all of Athens, the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office announced last Friday that they will no longer cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE is still a threat to our community, but without cooperation from local law enforcement […]

How Athens Beat Back ICE: A Timeline


The 2018 session of the Georgia General Assembly didn’t bring a $15 minimum wage, a hate crimes bill or any gun control, but it did have some bright spots, mostly in the bills our members helped stop from becoming law. We stopped legislation that targeted immigrants! Senate Bill 452 would […]

When We Fight, We Win: The 2018 Legislative Session



Don’t stop now! We need to keep telling our legislators that we don’t believe in mandating cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Senate Bill 452 has already passed the Georgia senate. Last night, the house tried to fast-track it, passing it out of the rules committee and bringing it up […]

Action Alert: Stop Mandating Cooperation with ICE


Athens has been loud and clear: we stand with immigrants and against ICE. But ignoring their own community, the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office has continued to work with ICE to deport Athenians: destroying lives and ripping families apart. Instead of immediately reversing their policy of working with ICE, they chose […]

URGENT: tell the ACC Sheriff’s Office to stop hurting our ...


Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition and Athens for Everyone are excited to announce that 11 candidates for the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission have issued a joint statement urging the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office to overturn their policy of cooperating with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) in the effort to detain […]

11 Mayor and Commission Candidates Oppose Cooperation with ICE



Your calls can make a difference. Let’s tell our legislators to stop empowering ICE to terrorize our community. The terrible SB 452 has passed the Georgia senate (where our local senators Bill Cowsert and Frank Ginn voted for it). Now it’s in the house, on the Public Safety and Homeland […]

Keep Calling: Stop ICE collaboration


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It’s time to tell our legislators to stop empowering ICE to terrorize our community. The terrible SB 452 has already passed the Georgia senate (where our local senators Bill Cowsert and Frank Ginn voted for it). Now it’s in the house. Deborah Gonzalez (D-117), Spencer Frye (D-118) and Jonathan Wallace […]

Alert: End the END Act: Stop ICE collaboration


It’s time to tell our legislators that we stand against discrimination within the Georgia adoption and child placement system. Call: Sen. Bill Cowsert, 46 (R) 404-463-1366 Sen. Frank Ginn, 47 (R) 404-656-4700   Don’t know who your state legislator is? Find out here. There’s a re-emerging threat to LGBTQ+ Georgians […]

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