Advancing Justice - Atlanta to continue its effort to Naturalize underserved communities in 2018
Atlanta, GA, January 11, 2018 — As the New Year begins, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta announces its plan to continue to help protect immigrant communities in Metro Atlanta by offering free to low-cost naturalization assistance.
Over the course of the last year, the Trump administration has ramped up immigration enforcement, and is increasingly targeting vulnerable immigrant communities. Advancing Justice - Atlanta is continuing to protect our communities by providing the best defense there is against deportation: free to low-cost assistance with citizenship applications through our various clinics and our in-office services. Additionally, other general immigration assistance is also available through Advancing Justice-Atlanta’s in-language immigration line (404-890-5655).
"2017 was an exceptional year!” said Stephanie Cho, Executive Director. “We served over 600 applicants leading to $125,000 in savings on application fees, plus an additional $413,000 in attorney’s fees, as our clinics are especially for low-income, limited English families. In addition, we raised over $1000 for our Deportation Defense Fund to cover legal fees accrued in criminal and/or immigration proceedings.”
In 2018, Advancing Justice - Atlanta will continue to host large-scale clinics with the New Americans Campaign, as well as hold regular clinics in local community spaces including public libraries and county offices in Norcross, Clarkston, Chamblee, and more. We also have available Know Your Rights Cards in 23 languages and Know Your Rights workshops in the areas of citizenship and immigration in English, Korean, Mandarin, Urdu, Vietnamese and Hindi.
The first large-scale clinic will be on Saturday, January 20th from 10 am to noon in Stone Mountain, GA. For more information and upcoming clinic dates and time, visit our website.
Becoming a U.S. Citizen is the best way to protect against deportation. Naturalized citizens can also make their voices heard by exercising their right to vote. Now, more than ever, our communities need the rights and protection of citizenship.
Appointments are strongly encouraged. For the January clinic visit bit.ly/clinicjan2018 to sign up.
Press is invited to attend starting 10:30 am
Who: Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta, New Americans Campaign, Makabayan Georgia, Inc.
When: January 20, 2018, from 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Eritrean-American Community Center (720 Hambrick Rd. Stone Mountain, GA 30083)
For Appointment: bit.ly/clinicjan2018
For future clinic dates: https://advancingjustice-atlanta.org/
July 30, 2018: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Files Brief In Support of Race-Conscious Admissions at Harvard
July 19, 2018: Voting Rights Advocates Demand that Georgia Secretary of State Cease Discriminatory ‘No Match, No Vote’ Registration Protocol
July 19, 2018: Advocacy Groups and Immigrant Rights Organizations to host press conference against 287(g) program in Georgia
July 2, 2018: Americans Must Protect Its 50 Year Legacy of Reuniting Immigrant Families in the U.S. Who’ve Made This Country Strong
June 29, 2018: New #ValueOurFamilies Coalition Unite to Defend Family Immigration and Protect Family Unity
June 28, 2018: IMMIGRANT RIGHTS GROUPS URGE THE RELEASE OF SOUTH ASIAN ASYLUM SEEKERS AND BRING ATTENTION TO SECOND HUNGER STRIKE IN GEORGIA DETENTION CENTERS
June 26, 2018: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Condemns Supreme Court Decision on Muslim Ban
June 22, 2018: INDIAN ASYLUM SEEKERS IN ICE CUSTODY BEGIN SECOND HUNGER STRIKE AT FOLKSTON ICE PROCESSING FACILITY
June 22, 2018: Despite 193-231 Failed Floor Vote, Rep. Woodall and Rep. Handel Votes YES for Goodlatte’s Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Family Bill, Goes On Record As A Soldier for Trump’s Mass Deportation Force
June 20, 2018: Immigrant Rights Groups Mourn the Death of Vietnamese Detainee
June 20, 2018: Immigrant Rights Groups Mourn the Death of Vietnamese Detainee_in Vietnamese
June 20, 2018: Trump’s Executive Order STILL Jails Children and Their Parents
June 13, 2018: Goodlatte’s Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Family Bill Exposes How Out of Touch House Republicans Are with America
May 31, 2018: PRESS ADVISORY: FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION RALLY
May 7, 2018: Advancing Justice Condemns Termination of TPS for Honduras
May 1, 2018: Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta presents first ever Halal Korean BBQ Night in Georgia
April 26, 2018: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Urges Congress to Intervene for Nepali TPS Holders
April 25, 2018: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Calls for Permanent Solution to Protect Immigrant Communities
April 25, 2018: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Stands With Impacted Communities As Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Muslim Ban Case, Trump v. Hawaii
April 6, 2018: Advancing Justice Mourns Loss of Senator Daniel Akaka
March 27, 2018: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Will Fight Addition of Citizenship Question in 2020 Census
March 26, 2018: Advocacy Groups and Immigrant Rights Organizations to host press conference against Senate Bill 452
March 22, 2018: Advancing Justice-Atlanta Organizes 5th Annual Non-Partisan Candidate Training on March 24-25
March 16, 2018: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Demands Apology from Secretary Zinke for Ignorant Remark Directed at Congresswoman Hanabusa
February 28, 2018: Immigrant Rights Advocates Sue ICE to Stop Illegal Incarceration of Vietnamese Refugees
February 28, 2018: Religious leaders and Immigrant Rights Advocates to host a press conference against anti-immigrant legislation in Georgia
February 26, 2018: Advancing Justice-Atlanta and immigrant rights organizations to host a rally to stop anti-immigrant legislation in Georgia
February 14, 2018: Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta to host our Legislative Breakfast and Lobby Day with Legislators, communities, and organizations
January 24, 2018: Immigrant Advocates Oppose “Adios Amazon” Bills
January 22, 2018: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Deeply Saddened By Senate Failure to Defend Undocumented Youth
January 20, 2018: Asian Americans Advancing Justice to Congress: DO YOUR JOB!
January 11, 2018: Advancing Justice - Atlanta to continue its effort to Naturalize underserved communities in 2018
January 11, 2018: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Voices Opposition to House Sponsored Anti-Immigrant Legislation
January 11, 2018: ADVANCING JUSTICE CONDEMNS PRESIDENT'S RACIST AND WHITE SUPREMACIST COMMENTS
January 10, 2018: Advancing Justice Applauds Federal Court Ruling to Halt Termination of DACA
January 8, 2018: Advancing Justice Condemns Termination of TPS for Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans