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Condemn HB-59 - Don't Let Georgia Ban Immigrant Students

Update: GA House Education Committee passed the bill to ban undocumented students from colleges. We need an onslaught of calls and signatures now to stop the bill from passing in the House!

It seems banning undocumented students from the top five universities in Georgia is not enough. Certain Georgia lawmakers want to go further and eliminate immigrant students who cannot provide proof of citizenship from the entire public university system. If George Wallace was still alive, he'd be quite proud.

A new bill (HB-59) introduced in the Georgia legislature would require the 35 public universities in Georgia to conduct citizenship verification for all students. That means several millions spent conducting regular witch-hunts to ensure that no undocumented student gets access to higher education. It also means millions lost in future productivity as immigrant students and families move out of the state. But more than that, it means cultivating a culture of fear in the South and hundreds of lives cast aside in the shadow of that fear.

Photo Credit: Picket the Board of Regents

This petition was delivered to:
  • State Representative
    Gloria Frazier
  • State Representative
    Charles Sims
  • State Representative
    Amy Carter
  • State Representative
    Roger Bruce
  • State Representative
    Gerald Greene
  • State Representative
    Stephen Allison
  • State Representative
    Dan Gasaway
  • Georgia State House
  • Georgia State Senate
  • State Representative
    Carl Epps
  • State Representative
    Mable Thomas
  • State Representative
    Mickey Channell
  • State Representative
    Dexter Sharper
  • State Representative
    Patricia Gardner
  • State Representative
    Kevin Tanner
  • State Representative
    Katie Dempsey
  • State Representative
    David Casas
  • State Representative
    Earl Ehrhart
  • State Representative
    Micah Gravley
  • Georgia Governor


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