A women's delegation has converged on Atlanta to spotlight the impact of Georgia's new immigration law on women and children.
The We Belong Together Delegation will connect with those most affected by Georgia's new law.
The delegation will hear the real stories of the women and children affected by Georgia's anti-immigrant bill HB 87.
The delegation of women leaders are from over two dozen national human rights organizations including National Domestic Workers Alliance, AFL-CIO, Center for Reproductive Rights, Moms Rising, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, and Feminist Majority.
"I'm going to Georgia to shed light on the real harm that anti-immigrant state laws are having on our nation's children and to urge policymakers to consider the impact of these laws on the youngest members of our society," says delegate Wendy Cervantes, Vice President of Immigration and Child Rights Policy for First Focus, a national children's advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. "As an advocate for children, I believe we must raise the visibility of the adverse impact of Georgia's copycat bill on the well-being of our future generation."
The delegation will be in town Wednesday and Thursday.
In June 2010, after Arizona's SB 1070 was signed into law, a similar delegation was organized to Phoenix, Arizona. The work of the delegation led to three ad-hoc Congressional hearings in Washington, D.C. that brought in new Congressional support and kept women's stories in the public eye.
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