Category Archives: Immigration

Georgia in 10 Years, Depends on Us

Meet Antonio Molina, one of our Giving Circle members, businessman, father, husband, mentor and community leader

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A Dose of Inspiration, Featuring Luis Otero

(This essay was originally published by the Hispanic Organization for the Promotion of Education -HoPe- a LCF Georgia member nonprofit organization.  It is re-published here with permission to help amplify the voice and story of Luis) Born in Guanajuato, Mexico, Luis immigrated to the United States with his mom when he was one to reunite with his father in search of

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Latinas Are Stepping Up To Political Participation

Latinas in Georgia seem to be making gains not only in terms of voter participation (outpacing national voter participation) but also appearing on the ballots as candidates for office. A community in transition, over one million strong, incredibly entrepreneurial and innovative; Latinx in our state are stepping up to the plate and making significant progress with representation in school boards

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Being Latino Means I am Breaking the Status Quo and Enlightening the World of my Culture and Heritage.

(This essay was originally posted @ GALEO.org website. We are re-posting in an effort to increase awareness of the voices and opinions of Latinos in Georgia) I am the son of Latino immigrants, whose footsteps crossed the deserts of Mexico, whose sweat, blood and teardrops stained the path that crossed 3 countries and 4 states as they escaped a country

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Lurking Behind the Gospel Welcome

Written by Anton Flores-Maisonet, founder of Alterna Community and Casa Alterna in LaGrange, Georgia.  This essay was originally published on the Casa Alterna Facebook page on September 6.  Re-published with permission from Anton. Tuesday morning one of my new neighbors was ambushed by ICE officials. He is currently detained and now faces possible deportation. Cloaked in the pre-dawn darkness stealthily lurking

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