Professing love and respect for the immigrant community in Georgia was the main objective of the event, ‘To Immigrants with Love,’ an initiative put on by several organizations and which formed part of of a national campaign by the same name.
Members of the Hispanic community, organization leaders and state representatives attended the gathering. There, they had the opportunity to write messages of support on postcards and place them in a mailbox adorned by colorful butterflies.
For some, the ability to express love and support for the immigrant community is vital in today’s current political climate.
“It’s a matter of justice. I’ve been a teacher and an educator. Some of the hardest working people that I have ever met are part of this community. They exemplify what America should be. We need to support and pass a ‘DreamAct’ and empower them,” said community member John Wilson.
“They are the ones who are truly making America great again. We shouldn’t close doors on them or send them back to their countries. We’re better people than that. It’s not Christian to do this,” added Wilson.
The Latin American Association, the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials and Los Vecinos de Buford Highway were among the organizations present at the event.
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