Report from the Women’s Delegation to Georgia: September 28-29, 2011

This report describes our second delegation for “We Belong Together,” this time traveling to Atlanta, Georgia to continue our work engaging a broader movement for immigrant women's rights. Georgia's new HB87 law threatens to have devastating effects on women and children, including an increase in racial profiling; the separation of families; an increased fear of reporting crimes such as domestic violence and sexual assault; workplace raids; and the denial of basic public services to a large segment of the population. We came to Georgia to hear the real stories of the women and children affected by anti-immigrant legislation. Our hope is that the stories of women and children can be a powerful force to help turn the tide.