• Signs supporting bill offends Hispanic community


    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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