In June 2011, a new immigration enforcement law went into effect in the state of Alabama. HB 56 is the harshest copycat version of Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 in the United States. In response to this law, seventeen women leaders from various women, children advocacy, worker rights, immigrant rights, and human rights organizations around the country formed the We Belong Together initiative to Birmingham to bear witness to the impact of these laws on women and children. The delegation heard powerful and moving testimonies from women who have been affected by this draconian law.
October 21, 2011
The second "We Belong Together" delegation has released a report about our experiences traveling to Georgia to hear the real stories of the women and children affected by anti-immigrant legislation. Download the report here.
September 29, 2011
We are a diverse group of women leaders from around the country. We are activists, journalists, scholars, and advocates who work on behalf of women, workers, immigrants, children, survivors of violence, and lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender individuals. We have come to Georgia as part of the We Belong Together Delegation for Immigrant Rights in order to bear witness to the experiences of women and children in the aftermath of the passage of HB 87.
September 28, 2011
A delegation of women leaders from over two dozen national human rights organizations - National Domestic Workers Alliance, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR), Center for Reproductive Rights, Moms Rising, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, Feminist Majority and many others – are visiting Georgia this week (9/28-29) to highlight the growing national resistance to anti-immigrant laws.
On September 28 and 29, a group of prominent women traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, to investigate the effects of immigration enforcement, including Georgia's new law HB 87 and the federal "Secure Communities" program, on women, children and families. They were hosted by the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights.