• Signs supporting bill offends Hispanic community

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    Some in DeKalb County are offended by fliers posted  along N. Decatur Road that say, "No drivers licenses for illegal immigrants."

    The signs many call offensive asks people to call a state senator to support a bill introduced during the last legislative session.

    Executive Director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials Jerry Gonzalez says the signs were a last minute effort to support the bill.

    State Sen. Elena Parent was mentoined on the flyer. She released a statement that reads: 

    "I oppose the bill, because it's punitive and goes against the interest of public safety. Despite the flyers encouraging support for SB 6 in my district, most of the constituents who have called my office are against it."

    Natalio Abarca saw the signs and posted a picture of them to Facebook. He says singling out a community through an anonymous flyer isn't fair.

    It's not clear who posted these signs, but Abarca has a message for that person. 

    He wants people to give undocumented immigrants a chance to be treated like poeple, because we are all human beings.

    The bill mentioned in the signs, which proposed restrictions on non-citizens seeking a driver's license, failed to pass. The bill could be proposed during another legislative session.

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