Immigrant Rights


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


Whereas, deportation destroys individual lives and breaks up families, Whereas, the new federal administration is taking steps to significantly increase the number of deportations beyond the already record levels of recent years, Whereas, a human being should never be detained or incarcerated because of their immigration status, Whereas, private detention […]

A4E Opposes All Deportations