Ayvani Hope Perez
UPDATE: Abducted Georgia Girl Found!
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/18/2013 - 15:47

In what at first appeared to be solely a home robbery, sadly, turned into much more.

A 14-year-old Georgia girl, named Ayvani Hope Perez, was kidnapped after two masked gunmen invaded her home and were told there was no money or jewelry, Fox News Latino reports.


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Racially Integrated Prom
Georgia High School To Have Its First Racially Integrated Prom - Ever
By Samantha Leal | 04/04/2013 - 09:42

It is 2013, right? Sorry, we're just a little confused as news broke that students at Wilcox County High in Rochelle, Georgia, are trying to plan the first racially integrated prom in the school's history. Yes, you read that right. The high school, located about two hours outside of Atlanta, has white and black students learning in the same classroom, but have segregated proms and homecoming dances. Since the dances are privately organized, and not run by the school, this is totally legal (albeit, most people would agree, totally inappropriate and terrible).


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Rodrigo Abad Diaz
Young Latino Shot and Killed By Georgia Man After Accidentally Pulling Into His Driveway
By Kamren Curiel | 01/30/2013 - 11:02

Imagine pulling into the wrong driveway and the owner running out of the house screaming with a gun in his hand. That's what happened to Colombia-born Rodrigo Diaz, 22, except he didn't live to talk about it. Upon rolling down his window to apologize, the owner of the house shot him in the head.


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Feds: Brazilian Teen Injured in Florida Pileup Won't be Deported
Feds: Brazilian Teen Injured in Florida Pileup Won't be Deported
By Jill Pankow | 02/02/2012 - 12:40

Lidiane Carmo, the 15-year-old illegal immigrant and sole survivor of a deadly crash in Florida on Sunday has been reassured that she will not be deported.


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Parts of Georgia's New Immigration Laws Go Into Effect
Parts of Georgia's New Immigration Laws Go Into Effect
By Fox News Latino | 07/05/2011 - 11:31

A new law targeting undocumented immigrants has gone into effect in Georgia, though some of the most controversial parts are on hold after a federal judge blocked them pending further review of the measure's constitutionality.

At the moment, the law is going into the effect amid a lot of confusion.

State Rep. Debbie Buckner, D-Junction City, said she's gotten a lot of calls from constituents—including landscapers, roofers and farmers—who have questions about the new law.


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Georgia
Georgia Judge Hears Arguments on Immigration Debate
By Fox News Latino | 06/21/2011 - 10:00

Two sides of a closely watched immigration debate in Georgia were presented on Monday to a federal judge, who said he would not make an immediate ruling.

Carlos Santana Speaks Out Against Immigration Laws in Arizona, Georgia

The judge, Thomas Thrash, heard arguments on a request by civil liberties groups to block Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration from taking effect until a legal challenge is resolved.


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Georgia Governor Suggests Farmers Hire Ex-Cons Instead of Immigrants
Georgia Governor Suggests Farmers Hire Ex-Cons Instead of Immigrants
By Mariela Rosario | 06/16/2011 - 14:33

After local farmers in Georgia complained of the effect the harsh crackdown on immigration was having on their business, Governor Nathan Deal offered a controversial solution: Hire people on probation to work the fields instead of undocumented immigrants.

Georgia Lawmakers Pass Arizona-Style Immigration Law


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Music News: Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana Speaks Out Against Immigration Laws in Arizona, Georgia
By Johanna Ferreira | 05/17/2011 - 16:18

On Sunday, legendary guitar God Carlos Santana was given the Beacon of Change award before the Atlanta Braves played their fifth annual Civil Rights Game.


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Georgia Lawmakers Pass Arizona-Style Immigration Law
By Irasema Romero | 04/15/2011 - 15:37

In the final day of the legislative session, Georgia lawmakers passed a bill that if signed by Republican Governor Nathan Deal may become one of the toughest anti-immigration measures imposed by a state.  

Similar to last year’s Arizona law, the HB87 would allow enforcement officials to verify immigration status of certain investigation suspects. CNN.com also reports that people caught working with fake documents could receive fines of up to $250,000 and be sentence to 15 years in prison.


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