Friday, February 27, 2015

Asian|Latino Communities Outreach Initiative

An estimated 122,000 people in Georgia are
eligible for the expanded DACA and DAPA

ATLANTA, GA (PR) – In response to President Obama’s November 2014 Executive Order providing administrative relief for eligible undocumented youth and parents through the DACA and DAPA programs, Georgia’s premiere immigrant rights nonprofits – Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta ( and the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights ( – are announcing a special partnership to provide education and outreach to Latino and Asian immigrants living in Georgia.  

Advancing Justice – Atlanta and GLAHR will host a special press conference to discuss their joint initiative and showcase some of their multilingual educational posters and brochures at noon on February 28th at the Sonesta Gwinnett Hotel.

GLAHR and Advancing Justice – Atlanta are working together to ensure all Latino and Asian immigrants in Georgia get information on DACA and DAPA, and also legal assistance those seeking to apply.  GLAHR and Advancing Justice – Atlanta is also hosting a Latino-Asian Georgia Grassroots DACA/ DAPA conference this Saturday, February 28th at the Sonesta Gwinnett Hotel.   The press conference will take place during the lunch hour of the conference.  

“Asians and Latinos living in Georgia share more commonalities than differences,” said Helen Kim Ho, Advancing Justice – Atlanta’s Executive Director.  “Especially on the issue of immigration, we are united and need to work more closely together with Latinos to give both Asians and Latinos a fair and equal chance at success in America.  We believe the success of one group is tied to the other,” said Ho.

An estimated 122,000 people in Georgia are eligible for the expanded DACA and DAPA program, which would provide a 3 year temporary work permit and ability to get a Georgia driver license for eligible undocumented parents and children.  Out of that number, approximately 40,000 eligible people are Asian (Indian, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese) and approximately 80,000 are Latino.  

“Many Asian and Latino families in Georgia have lived too long in fear, believing they have to deal with their immigration problems in isolation,” said Adelina Nichols, GLAHR’s Executive Director.  

“Through this joint DACA/ DAPA initiative with Advancing Justice – Atlanta, we want to send a clear message to our Asian and Latino community members that they are not alone, that we are there for each other and can work together to achieve our shared human rights goals of equality and dignity for all people,” said Nichols.


On March 12 from 7pm to 9pm will take place a free informational session with DACA recipients and lawyers on the latest changes to immigration law. The meeting will be at Northview Highschool, 10625 Parsons Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30097.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) offer temporary work permits and the ability to get a Georgia driver license

An estimated 122,000 people in Georgia are eligible for this program.

40,000 of whom are Asian (Indian, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese)

80,000 are Latino

Spanish and Korean translators, free legal information and refreshments provided.

For questions or information:

- (Korean) James Chan Woo,

- (Spanish) Ade Nichols,

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