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When you give directly to GLAHR, you can rest assured your much-needed donation will go to support the immigrant communities and their rigths.
Our work ahead is clear! We will continue our struggle until our entire community achieves full recognition and equality. We will continue to demand for an end to local law enforcement’s involvement in federal deportation efforts. And we will continue to fight for all of our community members who will not receive relief from the president’s executive order.
We are looking to strengthen our sustainer base of support next year so that we can make this vision a reality. We need your help!
GLAHR internships often offer direct exposure to the workings of an grassrots and community organization, close supervision by the GLAHR staff, interaction with other state and national organizations, domestic government officials, and opportunities to attend trainings, and special events relating to Immigrants, the Latino community and Human Rights. Receive letter of recommendation from GLAHR after successful completion of internship. Internship could be available for credit based on your institution's guidelines.
Internship descriptions vary but may include desk research, drafting documents, assisting with event planning, liaising with current and prospective donors, and engaging in advocacy efforts. Internships are generally unpaid. Candidates may apply for the positions listed below based on eligibility and interest in the work. More information below about each of our opportunities and how to apply.
This week marks five years since Arizona’s Governor Brewer signed SB1070 into law on April 23, 2010.
Since that time a national movement has emerged with Arizona at its epicenter confronting the Arpaio’s in our own backyards. As we march with Puente to launch its ICE Free AZ campaign and strategize the next generation of resistance against criminalization, you can be a part of it even if you’re not in Phoenix. To joying the virtual conference on April 23th, 24th and 25th, please click on the buttom!
If you have questions about renewing your DACA, please click here
For first time DACA applicants, who qualifies?
Source: US Customs and Immigration Service
NOTICE: Both the new (Deferred Action for Chilhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents Arrivals (DAPA) applications are not currently available, but you can begin to gather your documents to prepare to apply. Your documents must prove that you meet the above qualifications. They can include:
Source: US Citizenship and Immigration Services
Once you have collected your documents, you will need to complete three forms:
I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and
**There is a fee of $465. This cannot be waived.**
For more information, please call us at 770-457-5232 or visit www.uscis.gov
The development of comites populares (people’s committees) is one of GLAHR’s principle methods for raising the political consciousness of Latino immigrants and building organized Latino communities across Georgia. These comites populares are grassroots groups that educate and organize Latino immigrants to defend and advance their civil and human rights, and that develop leaders within the community to advocate for social justice.
In addition to learning about anti-immigrant legislation and practices within the comites, Latinos also learn self-defense strategies and how to engage in political activism and acts of civil disobedience to advocate for civil rights and immigration reform. Especially important, community members build networks of support and shared experiences through the comites populares—providing the most marginalized members with a sense of community and access to crucial information about the national and local immigration scene.
To date, GLAHR has developed 19 comites populares throughout Georgia:
Waycross, Lake Park, Moultrie, Tifton, Cordele, Albany, Americus, Savannah, Statesboro, Glenville, Warner Robins, Fairburn, Thomson, Hampton, Atlanta, Doraville, Conyers, Alpharetta, and Forest Park.
GLAHR offers a "hotline" that provides Latino immigrants and their families, in the event that they are mistreated, abused, or detained, with information and referrals. Each week, the hotline receives anywhere from fifty to one hundred calls, allowing GLAHR to assist Latinos as they face abuse from employers, police officers, immigration agents, or in detention centers.
Our Hotline Number: 770-457-5232
We encourage people to call on us Monday througth Fridays from 9am to 5pm. However, please do not hesitate to leave a vocie mal at any time. We promise to return calls in a timely fashion.
When calling the hotline, please have the following information ready:
Founded nearly 15 years ago, the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) is a non-profit, community-based organization that educates, organizes, and empowers Latino immigrants across Georgia to defend and advance their civil and human rights. By educating and organizing Latino communities from below, GLAHR has established a powerful network of informed leaders, engaged community members, and local committees that combat racial discrimination, economic injustice, and state-inflicted violence, including detentions, deportations, and police abuse. Established in 2001 by Adelina Nicholls and Theodoro Maus, former Mexican Consul General in Atlanta, GLAHR developed out of the Coordinating Council of Latino Community Members, an organization that supported the right of undocumented immigrants to obtain drivers licenses. Today, GLAHR has become the largest Latino grassroots organization in Georgia as a result of its efforts to organize Latinos to defend and campaign for their rights and human dignity.
GLAHR relies on base-building methods to organize and educate Latino immigrants about their rights, defense strategies, and anti-immigrant legislation and practices. GLAHR has developed eighteen comités populares—local committees designed to raise the political consciousness of the Latino community. In these comités populares, Latinos receive leadership training, learn to carry out acts of civil disobedience, and build networks of support and shared experiences. GLAHR also mobilizes Latinos to participate in national campaigns and strikes for immigration reform, including the national strike on the Day of Non-Compliance in 2011. As a current member of the Georgia Not 1 More Campaign, GLAHR organizes marches, rallies, and acts of civil disobedience to campaign for an end to all deportations of undocumented immigrants, along with a coalition of immigrant, labor, economic justice, women's rights, and LGBT advocacy groups.
Additionally, GLAHR offers a “hotline” that provides Latino immigrants and their families, in the event that they are mistreated, abused, or detained, with information and referrals. Each week, the hotlines receives anywhere from fifty to one hundred calls, allowing GLAHR to assist Latinos as they face abuse from employers, police officers, immigration agents, or in detention centers. GLAHR also hosts a radio program, airing Monday through Friday in the Atlanta Metro Area, that educates Latinos about their rights, defense strategies, and anti-immigrant laws and practices. GLAHR additionally facilitates meetings between undocumented Latinos and local police departments—not only to erode Latinos’ fear of the police, but also to protest racial profiling, harassment, and local police forces’ tendency to collaborate with federal agencies in criminalizing immigrants. GLAHR also aids Latinos in expressing and creating solidarity within their communities through street theater and art. Through theatrical performances, banners, and signs, Latinos affected by abuses instruct others on how to protect themselves and, in the process, form a more organized community. Finally, GLAHR advises local policymakers on immigration-related issues, informs the general public about anti-immigrant legislation and sentiments, and assists in the filing of lawsuits on behalf of Latinos who have suffered abuses.
GLAHR is dedicated to forging meaningful local, state, and national alliances to build a strong social justice movement. Among the organizations and social justice groups with which GLAHR collaborates are Southern Poverty Law Center, American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, Southeastern Immigrant Rights Network, National Immigration Lawyers Center, and others.
The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights educates, organizes, and empowers Latinos in Georgia to defend and advance their civil and human rights.
Established in 2001, GLAHR is a community-based organization that develops statewide grassroots leadership in Latino immigrant communities.
Over the past 10 years, GLAHR has established a powerful network of informed and engaged community members through base-building strategies that defend and advance the civil and human rights of Latinos and immigrants living in the Georgia.
The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
Since 2001, Adelina Nicholls has overseen, coordinated, and carried out the efforts of the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) to develop grassroots leaders and organizations within Georgia’s Latino immigrant communities in order to defend and advance Latinos' civil and human rights. Originally from Mexico City, Adelina received a degree in sociology from the Autonomous National University of México (UNAM), where she later taught courses in sociology, social theory, social research techniques, and methodology in the Political and Social Science College.
In 2001, Adelina co-founded and served as President of the Coordinating Council of Latino Community Leaders of Atlanta—the organization out of which GLAHR grew. In this role, Adelina facilitated community organizing workshops and leadership development seminars for Latino immigrants, as well as coordinated a campaign that acquired over 30,000 signatures to demand for undocumented immigrants’ right to obtain driver’s licenses. Adelina later served as a lead organizer for the First Latino March for Dignity in Georgia, during which more than 5,000 people gathered to demand driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. She was also a spokesperson and co-organizer of the March 17 Alliance for Immigration Reform (Alianza 17 de Marzo), which took place on April 10, 2006, and mobilized more than 70 thousand people.
Adelina has received recognition as well as a number of awards for her work in community organizing and human rights, including the MALDEF Award Community Service (2001), the ACLU Georgia Civil and Human Rights Award (2008), and Mundo Hispánico’s Best Organization of the Year (2013).
For Immediate release
What: Press Conference and March from Fayette County Sheriff’s Office to County Court
When: 10:00am, Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Where: Press Conference will be held at 155 Johnson Ave. Fayetteville, GA and then march to the Superior Court at 1 Center Drive, Fayetteville, GA 30214.
Who: Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights and others
On Tuesday, June 30th the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) will rally at the Fayette County Sheriff’s office and march to the County Court to protest what they describe as unjust targeting of immigrants who are blocked from obtaining drivers’ licenses in the state of Georgia and call upon local authorities to use their discretion in how such cases are addressed.
“In Fayette County they are treating what’s legal in other states as a major crime and issuing the harshest punishment for what we need to do to feed our families,” explains Adelina Nicholls, executive director of GLAHR.
GLAHR became aware of the unbalanced policing pattern after being contacted by a Fayetteville resident sentenced by the County judge to four months in jail and nearly $2,000 in fines for driving without a license.
An early analysis of partial data, Latinos make up an estimated 6.7% of Fayette County’s residents while non-citizens possibly represent 10.3% of those arrested there.
Protest organizers point to the state’s SB350 as discriminatory and unequal in how it is implemented. The law ignores the economic reality and necessity to drive in order to work, take children to school, or make emergency trips to the hospital and instead repeats failed policies like those in Arizona that have proven to incentivize racial profiling and are susceptible to abuse.