FWD.us Statement on Expanded Work in Georgia

ATLANTA, GA – FWD.us today announced an expansion of our focus to include immigration policy work at the state level in a number of key regions, including Georgia.

Expanding our work at the State level means that we can work on critical issues that affect millions of American families, and that we can help deepen our impact as we work concurrently on immigration issues at the federal level. More information on our plans to enact reforms at the state level is available here.

Georgia State Director Sam Aguilar issued the following statement:

“We’re proud to help drive smart immigration policy changes in Georgia that make our streets safer, encourage entrepreneurship, and contribute to sustained economic growth across our state. This year, we’re deepening our commitment to bipartisanship by working across party lines in support of access to higher education, and by working with a strong business coalition to identify – and stop – anti-immigrant bills before they hurt Georgia’s economy and our families. All Georgians deserve a government that treats immigrants with respect and dignity, and acknowledges their many financial contributions to our state’s economy and communities. Our long term goal is commonsense immigration reform that implements smart border security, protects and expands existing legal immigration avenues, and provides an earned pathway to citizenship for undocumented people. Expanding our work at the state level will help us to better achieve comprehensive reform, and we believe these policy goals will strengthen Georgia as we continue to demand the immigration changes our country needs.”

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