• May 24, 2018 on MundoHispanico: Young Latino Cross Keys High School student achieves highest honor.
    Mario Aleman Valedictorian Cross Keys High School
    Watch Video / Read Article
  • May 13, 2018 on Reporter Newspapers: Coalition forms to address affordable housing on Buford Highway
    Dyana Bagby
    Watch Video / Read Article
  • Feb. 18, 2018 on WXIA 11 Alive: U.S. Immigration and Customs officers have rounded up hundreds of undocumented immigrants in the last few weeks. In the wake of those operations, there have been lots of rumors going around stoking fears in immigrant communities here in metro Atlanta.
    Atlanta immigration forum addresses undocumented immigrants’ fears
    Watch Video
  • Jan. 29, 2018 on WSB-TV: Coverage of the first annual State of Latinos Conference in Atlanta, GA.
    Latin American Association hosts State of Latinos Conference
    Watch Video
  • Jan. 29, 2018 on MundoHíspanico: Hundreds come to Atlanta to highlight the contributions made by Latinos in Georgia.
    Cientos se reúnen en Atlanta para destacar la contribución de los latinos en Georgia
    Watch Video
  • Feb. 27, 2018 on MundoHispánico: Coverage for Teresa Rodriguez, graduate of the Latina Empowerment program, ¡Avanzando Juntas!
    Con el sazón de la abuela
    Watch Video
  • Jan. 29, 2018 on Atlanta Journal Constitution: Coverage of the first annual State of Latinos Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
    Our Community:  Hundreds celebrate Latinos’ contributions in Georgia
    Read Article
  • Jan. 29, 2018 on Telemundo Atlanta: Coverage of the first annual State of Latinos Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
    Facebook Live
    Watch Video
  • Jan. 29, 2018 on Univision 34 Atlanta: Coverage of the first annual State of Latinos Conference in Atlanta, GA.
    Líderes hispanos de Georgia piden apoyar la lucha por DACA
    Watch Video
  • Jan. 24, 2018 on Reporter Newspaper: Coverage of the first annual State of Latinos Conference in Atlanta, GA.
    Latin American Association hosting State of Latinos Conference
    Read Article
  • Jan. 12 2018 on Atlanta Business Chronicle: Article covering Latino contributions helping create a vision for Georgia’s future.
    Viewpoint: Latino contributions helping to create a vision for Georgia’s future
    Read Article
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  • Feb. 16, 2017 on AJC: Coverage of Thomas Fuller’s dedication to servicing the senior community in Atlanta.
    Nuestra Comunidad: Love of Spanish culture lead to dedicated work
    Watch Video / Read Article
  • Apr. 13, 2017 on Reporter Newspaper: Coverage of annual LAA Compañeros Awards Luncheon.
    Brookhaven first city to receive Corporate Champion Award from Latin American Association
    Read Article
  • Mar. 15, 2017 on MundoHispánico: Coverage of new LAA center in Lawrenceville, GA.
    Organización de ayuda inaugura nuevo centro en Gwinnett
    Watch Video / Read Article
  • Mar. 15, 2017 on MundoHispánico: Coverage of student walk-outs at Cross Keys High School in Brookhaven.
    Walkout 2018: Salen de las aulas a pedir que ni un estudiante más muera por un tiroteo
    Watch Video / Read Article
  • Mar. 8, 2017 on Telemundo Atlanta: Coverage of the annual Latina Empowerment Conference and ¡Avanzando Juntas! program offered by the LAA.
    Acceso Total – Latina Empowerment Conference
    Watch Video
  • Mar. 2, 2017 on AJC: Coverage of Budford Highway’s immigrant corridor and issues faced due to development.
    Buford Highway: Development threatens Atlanta’s immigrant corridor
    Watch Video / Read Article
  • Feb. 19, 2017 on Univision 34 Atlanta: Coverage around immigration issues and services provided by the LAA in Georgia.
    Activistas intensifican campañas para que inmigrantes soliciten la ciudadanía
    Watch Video
  • Dec. 15, 2017 on Reporter Newspapers: Reporter Newspapers: Coverage of the city of Brookhaven fifth anniversary, where various community leaders and people involved in the cityhood effort to share their thoughts on where the city stands today and where it is headed in the next five year, including LAA executive director Aníbal Torres.
    Brookhaven at 5: Community voices
    Read Article
  • Oct. 9, 2017 on Telemundo Atlanta: Coverage on Latin Fever Ball
    Acceso Total for Latin Fever Ball
    Watch Video
  • Oct. 9, 2017 on Telemundo Atlanta: Coverage on LAA and the UPS Foundation
    Acceso Total for the UPS Foundation with Ed Martinez
    Watch Video
  • Sep. 2, 2017 on AJC: Coverage on Bank of America’s second annual giving spree to noprofits.
    Giving Spree gives grants to 46 Atlanta nonprofits
    Read Article
  • Sep. 2017 on AJC: AJC runs an op-ed piece pertaining to DACA rescission by our Board Chair, Chris Marquardt.
    Opinion: DACA Recipients are Georginas too
    Read Article
  • Aug. 28, 2017 on VOXAtl.com and WABE: The teen editor for Vox Investigates interviews 17-year-old Puerto Rican-Guatemalan artist Maite Nazario during her art exhibit at the LAA.
    The Metamorphosis of an Immigrant: Maite Nazario
    Read Article
  • Aug. 24, 2017 on WXIA 11 Alive: Coverage of Bank of America’s second annual giving spree on Friday, where the bank highlighted 19 out of 46 local nonprofits.
    Bank of America highlights $1.9 million in grants to local nonprofits
    Watch Video
  • Aug. 22, 2017 on WSB-TV: Coverage of EHAT/LULAC Center grand opening in the LAA
    Technology Lab bridges digital divide at the Latin American Association
    Watch Video
  • Aug. 8, 2017 on PR Newswire: Coverage of EHAT/LULAC Center grand opening in the LAA
    The LAA, LULAC and Cox Enterprises Partner to Bridge the Digital Divide with Unveiling of EHAT Technology Center in Atlanta
    Read Article
  • Aug. 8, 2017 on Cecllular News: Coverage of EHAT/LULAC Center grand opening in the LAA
    The LAA, LULAC and Cox Enterprises Partner to Bridge the Digital Divide with Unveiling of EHAT Technology Center in Atlanta
    Read Article
  • Aug. 6, 2017 in the Saporta Report: Our executive director and guest columnist, Aníbal Torres, calls on the Trump administration to work with Congress to pass legislation that will offer a permanent solution for undocumented young people who were brought to the United States as children.
    Congress should protect Georgia’s young immigrants by enacting Dream Act of 2017
    Read Article
  • Aug. 1, 2017 on Public: Covers LAA suport for Dreamers
    The LAA Support Protection for DREAMers
    Read Article
  • Aug. 2017 in MundoHispánico: :Latin American Association offers immigration legal services in Athens, GA.
    Asociación Latinoamericana ofercerá servicios legales de inmigración en Athens.
    Read Article
  • July 28 in El Nuevo Georgia: Gloria Patiño, who has been coming to our Club de la tercera edad for 20 years, was honored when the members decided to name the club after her.
    Vea por qué esta anciana de 94 años fue protagonista de un homenaje en Atlanta
    Watch Video
  • July 26, 2017 in Reporter Newspapers: The LAA’s David Schaefer, who chairs the Brookhaven Affordable Housing Task Force, talks about the task force’s recommendations.
    Brookhaven task force presents affordable housing recommendations
    Read Article
  • July 19, 2017 in MundoLatino Newspaper: Announcement on LAA launch of Immigration Legal Services in Athens, GA.
    Asociación Latinoamericana ofercerá servicios legales de inmigración en Athens.
    Read Article
  • July 16, 2017 on WSB-TV: WSB-TV’s People 2 People interviews executive director Aníbal Torres about the LAA’s statewide expansion.
    The Latin American Association Expands Statewide
    Watch Video
  • July 14, 2017 on WABE: WABE’s Rose Scott interviews entrepreneurs from our Latinas’ Economic Empowerment Program in Closer Look.
    Closer Look: Latina Entrepreneurs, Singer Fernanda Noronha and More 
    Listen to Audio
  • June 22, 2017 on WABE: Our director of advocacy, David Schaefer, talks about Immigrant Heritage Month with Closer Look’s Rose Scott.
    Closer Look: Immigrant Heritage Month
    Listen to Audio (interview starts at 30-minute mark)
  • June 22, 2017 in MundoHispánico: The LAA’s youth summer program at Meadowcreek High School offers enrichment activities to 50 Latino students.
    Cierre de una experiencia de verano enriquecedora
    View Article
  • June 22 in MundoHispánico: Our Career Expo is featured.
    Acercan la oportunidad
    View Article
  • June 13, 2017 in the Northside Neighbor: The neighborhood publication helps us get the word out about our Career Expo.
    Latin American Association hosts Career Expo
    View Article
  • June 3, 2017 in MundoHispánico: MundoHispánico covers our 4th Annual Health Fair.
    Hispanos dan prioridad a su salud
    View Article
  • May 25, 2017 in MundoHispánico: Three students from our Latino Youth Leadership Academy who are graduating high school are interviewed.
    Estudiantes hispanos se gradúan tras superar obstáculos
    View Article
  • May 23, 2017 in Creative Loafing: Our advocacy director, David Schaefer, says an end to sanctuary cities will not make everyone safer.
    David Perdue fights sanctuary cities
    View Article
  • May 21, 2017 in WSB-TV: People2People promotes our upcoming Career Expo.
    Latin American Association holds Career Expo
    Watch Video
  • May 18, 2017 on WSB-TV: Wendy Corona reports on the success of the LAA’s Latino Youth Leadership Academy, which is seeing some 24 students graduate from high school this year.
    Success story: Students who could fall through the cracks are graduating
    Watch Video
  • May 12, 2017 on Telemundo Atlanta: Reporter and 2nd Annual Latina Empowerment Conference MC Paula Rodríguez talks to some Latina entrepreneurs who attended the conference and interviews keynote speaker Nely Galán.
    Avanzando Juntas 2017
    Watch Video
  • May 11, 2017 in MundoHispánico: The Latina Empowerment Conference attracted hundreds of Latina immigrants.
    Mujeres dijeron presente
    View Article
  • April 24, 2017 in the AJC: Legal immigrants, spooked by hostile political climate, are dropping food stamps and other benefits.
    Wary immigrants in Georgia drop food stamps
    View Article
  • April 2017 in MundoHispánico: Georgia’s premier Spanish-language newspaper covers the annual Compañeros Awards Luncheon, whose keynote speaker was the first Latina elected to the U.S. Senate, Catherine Cortez Masto.
    Afirman su compromiso con la comunidad
    View Print Article
    View Digital Article
  • March 24, 2017 in The Atlantic: Our Cynthia Román is quoted in a story that says the president’s executive order on immigration enforcement is having a chilling effect on safety net (SNAP, Medicaid, etc.) enrollment.
    Trump’s anti-immigrant policies are scaring eligible families away from the safety net
    View Article
  • Mar. 27 2017 on MundoHispánico: Coverage of LAA activities and events, as well as adult education.
    Anuncian nuevos cursos para el 2017
    Read Article
  • March 24, 2017 in MundoHispánico: Reporter Samantha Díaz tells people what to do if they face housing discrimination after attending a tenants’ rights forum at the LAA.
    Mundo legal: Conozca sus derechos como inquilino
    Watch Video and View Article
  • March 23, 2017 in MundoHispánico: The LAA’s 2nd Annual Latina Empowerment Conference will take place on May 6 at Gwinnett’s Infinite Energy Center.
    Un empujón para abrir las puertas de su negocio
    View Article
  • March 21, 2017 in the Atlanta Business Chronicle: LAA receives community development grant from Wells Fargo
    Wells Fargo donates $1.2 million to Atlanta nonprofits
    View Article
  • Feb. 28, 2017: The LAA’s David Schaefer is interviewed by Univision 34 Atlanta regarding a proposed bill that would create an online registry of undocumented immigrants who have committed certain crimes.
    Líderes comunitarios opinan sobre la propuesta de ley que publicaría la información de inmigrantes indocumentados en línea
    Watch Video
  • Feb. 22, 2017: The LAA’s David Schaefer talks to CNN’s Nick Valencia about how the community is fearful about deportations in the current environment.
    Families fear for undocumented members
    Watch Video
  • Feb. 19, 2017: As dozens gathered at metro Atlanta’s Latin American Association, WSB-Radio covers a prayer vigil to support immigrants and refugees in the community.
    Dozens gather for Immigration Prayer Vigil
    Watch Video
  • Feb. 18, 2017: WSB-TV and News 95.5 cover a prayer vigil at the LAA to support immigrants and refugees
    Dozens gather for immigration prayer vigil
    View Article
  • Feb. 18, 2017 on WXIA: LAA holds immigration forums in light of President Trump’s new immigration orders
    Atlanta immigration forum addresses undocumented immigrants’ fears
    View Article
  • Feb. 7, 2017: HispanicFederation.com coverage on LAA stance on fighting Hunger in Atlanta.
    Hispanic Federation and Latin American Association Fight Hunger in Atlanta
    View Article
  • January and February 2017 on WSB-TV: LAA holds first annual education fair for Latino families
    Latin American Association hosts education fair
    View Article
  • Jan. 22, 2017 on WSB-TV: La Feria de Educación Latina brings together Latino community and agencies to ensure student success.
    Latin American Association offers education fair
    View Article
  • Jan. 2017: MundoHispanico coverage of a young student joining an initiative of interest to serve the residents of the Buford Highway, where the development of the city of Brookhaven is fitting an area where many Hispanics have found purchasing power, work and public transportation.
    Latinos se unen en la Buford
    View Article
  • Jan. 19, 2017 in MundoHispánico and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The LAA’s senior club meets every Friday at 10 a.m. Regulars come for fellowship, arts and crafts, exercise and more.
    Un lugar donde el tiempo se detiene
    Nuestra Comunidad: Association has gathering place for senior Latinos

    Watch Video
    View Article
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  • Nov. 18, 2016 on WXIA TV: Policy and advocacy director David Schaefer talks to a reporter about concerns in the Latino community following in the aftermath of the presidential election.
    Election results spark concern in Brookhaven Hispanic community
    View Article
  • Oct. 13, 2016 in MundoHispánico: The LAA holds another Citizenship Drive to assist individuals who are eligible for naturalization.
    Le ayudan a convertirse en ciudadano estadounidense
    View Article
  • Sept. 23, 2016 in MundoHispánico: The Spanish-language newspaper covers “An Evening of Conversation and Art,” where the winners and finalists of our “Portraying the Undocumented Experience” talked about using their works of art to talk about the struggles and dreams of immigrants.
    La inmigración al lienzo
    View Article
  • Sept. 22, 2016 in MundoHispánico: Some 120 residents came to the LAA for a Citizenship Drive to seek legal help in the naturalization process.
    Camino a la ciudadanía
    View Article
  • Sept. 22, 2016 in MundoHispánico: Young artist Maite Nazario, a finalist in our “Portraying the Undocumented Experience” art contest, talks about how she expresses passion and indignation through art.
    Con el arte entre las venas
    View Article
  • Sept. 19, 2016 on WSB-TV: Maite Nazario, a senior at Chattahoochee High School in Fulton County and a finalist in our “Portraying the Undocumented Experience” art contest, is featured in WSB-TV’s People2People community news show.
    Student gives immigrants a voice through art
    Watch Video
  • Sept. 15, 2016 in MundoHispánico: Photos from our Latin Fever Ball Patron Party were featured.
    LAA se prepara para la gran gala boricua
    View PDF
  • Sept. 12, 2016 in the Neighbor Newspapers: Preview of this year’s Latin Fever Ball
    Latin Fever Ball to Celebrate Puerto Rican Culture
    View Article
  • Sept. 11, 2016 on WSB-TV: The LAA presents Citizenship Day on Sept. 17.
    Latin American Association Offers Free Legal Assistance during Citizenship Day
    Watch Video
  • Sept. 9. 2016 in The New Americans Campaign blog: Feature of LAA Immigration Legal Services staffer Mariana Maneiro, who recently became a U.S. citizen
    Meet Mariana, Campaign Partner and New U.S. Citizen
    View Article
  • September 2016 in Simply Buckhead: Preview of Latin Fever Ball
    Treasure the Island: Black-Tie Bash Channels the Spirit of Puerto Rico
    View Article
    Latin Fever Ball Patron Party Photo Gallery
    View Photo Gallery
  • August 18, 2016 in MundoHispánico: Latinas share their stories of overcoming barriers in this country at an ¡Avanzando Juntas! event.
    Hispanas inspiran con sus historias
    View Article
  • Aug. 7, 2016 in the Atlanta Business Chronicle: Preview of Latin Fever Ball
    Aug. 8-12: What’s ahead this week in Atlanta business
    View Article
  • August 2, 2016 on Univision 34 Atlanta: Immigration attorney Fred Hartman is interviewed for a story on the expansion of the provisional unlawful presence waiver (I-601A).
    Expertos hablan sobre una nueva medida migratoria para obtener la residencia
    Watch Video
  • July 2016 in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and MundoHispánico: The Latinas’ Economic Empowerment Program continues to prepare aspiring Latina entrepreneurs in Atlanta. So far, more than 300 participants have taken the “Mujeres y Negocios” business course.
    Local program helps Latinas become entrepreneurs
    View Article
    Cosecha de Emprendedoras
    View Article
  • June 23, 2016 on WABE: The LAA reacts to the Supreme Court’s 4-4 non-decision on DACA expansion and DAPA.
    Georgians React to Supreme Court’s Immigration Deadlock
    View Article
  • June 22, 2016 on WABE: The LAA reacts to the Gwinnett County sheriff’s office  renewal of a controversial partnership with federal immigration officials for another three years.
    Gwinnett Renews Federal Immigration Enforcement Program
    View Story and Listen to Audio
  • June 19, 2016 on WSB-TV: The TV station helped us promote our 34th Annual Career Expo.
    Latin American Association offers Career Expo
    Watch Video
  • June 8, 2016 in El Nuevo Georgia: A story and video feature the fun activities available for Latino seniors in our Club  de la Tercera Edad.
    El Club de la Tercera Edad, al servicio de la comunidad
    View Article
  • May 26, 2016 in MundoHispánico: Our Latino Youth Leadership Alliance presented a well-attended forum titled “A Conversation on Immigrant Detention” with community leaders.
    Abogados y activistas alzan su voz por inmigrantes
    View Article
  • April 27, 2016 in MundoHispánico: One of our immigration lawyers helps a mother and daughter who are in deportation proceedings stay one more year.
    Inmigración les ofrece una tregua
    Watch Video
  • March 21, 2016 on WABE: The LAA is quoted in a story on a new bill that requires local governments to certify they’re cooperating with federal immigration officials in order to get state funding.
    Ga. Legislature Passes New ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill
    View Story and Listen to Audio
  • March 2, 2016 in El Nuevo Georgia: A coalition of community organizations, including the LAA, opposes three anti-immigrant bills in the legislature.
    Se oponen a leyes anti-inmigrantes
    Watch Video
  • February 25, 2016 in MundoHispánico: LAA quoted in story about English-only bill being considered in the Georgia legislature.
    ‘English Only’ avanza en el Senado
    View Article
  • Feb. 25, 2016 on Univision: SB 6 could affect domestic violence victims, says the LAA.
    Propuesta SB 6 avanza en el Capitolio estatal
    Watch Video
  • Feb. 3, 2016 in El Nuevo Georgia: The LAA talks to Latino families to explain the proposed measures to solve overcrowding in DeKalb County schools.
    Escuelas de DeKalb sobrepobladas y casi abandonadas
    View Article
  • Feb. 1, 2016 on WSB-TV: LAA staffer celebrates being able to vote after becoming U.S. citizen.
    New U.S. citizen talks about being able to vote in first election
    Watch Video
  • Jan. 29, 2016 in MundoHispánico: Staffer helps count Georgia homeless
    Sin techo, pero con ilusiones
    View Story and Watch Video
  • Jan. 22, 2016 on WABE: Atlanta’s NPR station covers a meeting where the LAA explained to parents what the DeKalb County School District redistricting options are in the predominantly Latino Cross Keys cluster.
    DeKalb Schools Meeting on Overcrowding Solutions Targets Latino Parents
    View Story and Listen to Audio
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  • Nov. 25, 2015 in NPR’s Marketplace: The LAA’s Economic Empowerment Program makes national news again, this time in the  nationally syndicated business show Marketplace.
    Why Latina-Owned Businesses in Georgia Are Growing
    View Story and Listen to Audio
  • Nov. 18, 2015 on WABE: With Georgia leading in the growth of  Latina-owned firms, Martha Dalton highlights the women participating in our Latinas’ Economic Empowerment Program and the businesses they are launching.
    Georgia Leads US in Growth of Latina-Owned Businesses
    View Article and Listen to Audio
  • Oct. 25, 2015 on WSB-TV: Jocelyn Dorsey sits down with our new executive director, Aníbal Torres, for an interview.
    Latin American Association’s Aníbal Torres
    Watch Video
  • Oct. 11, 2015 on WSB-TV: People 2 People looks into our program tailored for elderly Latinos, which offers talks on nutrition and money, arts and crafts, bingo and, most importantly, fellowship.
    Latin American Association’s Seniors Club
    Watch Video
  • Sept. 14, 2015 on AIBtv: This powerful video features our Latinas’ Economic Empowerment Program and captures why this program for Latinas is about much more than teaching job skills or updating a résumé.
    Inspiring Latinas
    Watch Video
  • Sept. 8, 2015 in the National Journal: Our Latinas’ Economic Empowerment Program, where aspiring Latina entrepreneurs bond over business plans and common experiences as immigrants, gets some national coverage.
    This Group of Georgia Latinas Transforms Jobs into Formal Businesses
    View Article
  • July 3, 2015 on Telemundo Atlanta: Jeffrey Tapia looks back at her tenure at the LAA in her last interview as executive director before retiring.
    Ex directora de la Asociación Latinoamericana ofrece entrevista exclusiva
    Watch Video
  • June 23, 2015 on WABE: Our outgoing executive director, Jeffrey Tapia, talks immigration reform, access to higher education for undocumented students and other topics with Rose Scott and Denis O’Hayer in “A Closer Look.”
    Outgoing Latino nonprofit head talks immigration reform, more
    Listen to Audio
  • June 11, 2015 in MundoHispánico: A story on the prevalence of wage theft among day laborers quotes LAA sources.
    Investigación especial: Jornaleros vulnerables
    View Article
  • May 26, 2015 on WABE: Atlanta’s NPR station highlights our Club de la Tercera Edad, a group for Latinos 55+ that gathers in our building every Friday for companionship, conversation, showcase of talents, crafts and, yes, Zumba. This story also ran on NPR’s Latino USA on Aug. 21, 2015.
    Atlanta club offers friendship, activity for Latino seniors
    View WABE Article
    View NPR Article
  • May 25, 2015 on WSB-TV: One of the participants of our Latinas’ Economic Empowerment Program talks to WSB-TV about her plans to launch her own after-school tutoring business.
    The LAA is putting a simple idea to work in a big way: empower women
    Watch Video
  • May 20, 2015 on Telemundo Atlanta: LAA immigration attorneys have played a leading role representing unaccompanied minors from Central America who are living in Georgia and might be eligible for permanent residency
    Organizaciones sin fines de lucro en Georgia ayudan a menores
    Watch Video
  • May 15, 2015 in the AJC:  Our new Latinas’ Economic Empowerment Program, launched with a grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation, keeps garnering media coverage.
    Nuestra comunidad: Program helps Latinas become self-sufficient
    View Article
  • May 14, 2015 in MundoHispánico:  The Latinas’ Economic Empowerment Program, launched this spring, is offering a course that teaches Latinas how to launch their own business.
    Programa busca mejorar la situación económica de familias latinas, prepara mujeres para convertirse en empresarias
    View Article
  • April 6, 2015 on WABE:  Atlanta’s NPR station reports on a recently launched LAA survey that aims to ascertain the needs of Latino immigrants
    Survey aims to meet needs of Atlanta’s Latino community
    View Article
  • March 12, 2015 on Telemundo:  Telemundo reports on the start of business classes for Latinas participating in our new economic empowerment program
    Asociación Latinoamericana inicia programa para mujeres emprendedoras
    Watch Video
  • March 5, 2015 in Politico:  Immigration attorney Jessica Daman is quoted in a Politico story on how unaccompanied children from Central America without lawyers or in particular states (such as Georgia) are more likely to face removal orders
    Child migrants face new crisis: Uneven justice
    View Article
  • Feb. 20, 2015 in the AJC:  Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed holds a town hall meeting focused on recent executive actions on immigration at the Latin American Association
    Atlanta mayor speaks out in support of Obama’s immigration policies
    View Article
  • Feb. 20, 2015  on WABE:  Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed holds a town hall meeting focused on recent executive actions on immigration at the Latin American Association
    Atlanta mayor supports President’s immigration action, tells immigrants ‘don’t fear’
    View Article
  • Jan. 30, 2015 in the AJC:  Latin American Association Executive Director Jeffrey Tapia announces she will retire later this year after decades working with Latino immigrants
    Atlanta’s Latin American Association chief to retire
    View Article
  • Jan. 30, 2015 in Northside Neighbor:  Latin American Association Executive Director Jeffrey Tapia announces she will retire later this year after decades working with Latino immigrants
    Latin American Association’s Tapia retiring
    View Article
  • Jan. 14, 2015 in Emory News Center:  The Rollins School of Public Health and the Goizueta Business School at Emory University honor the Latin American Association with one of its “2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards”
    Emory honors MLK legacy with service, awards, special events
    View Article
  • Jan. 7, 2015 in MundoHispánico:  Sarah Pedraza, SNAP case manager, warns individuals they should not be paying to have their SNAP and Medicaid applications filled out
    “Inmoral” cobrar por beneficios
    View Article
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Late November to mid-December 2014

A series of information sessions on the executive actions on immigration announced by President Obama on Nov. 20 brings a lot of coverage in the media, including The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, the AJC, CBS46  and Telemundo

November 21, 2014

A press conference with our executive director and our managing director for immigration services the day after President Obama announced his highly anticipated executive actions on immigration draws a great turnout from the press, including WABE, WXIA, WSB-TV, Telemundo, Univision and the AJC

November 14, 2014 in The Chronicle of  Philanthropy

Demand for legal and mental health services for unaccompanied minors continues to grow as influx of immigrants slows down

November 10, 2014 in the Buckhead Patch

The LAA’s 15th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference attracts more than 1,500 Latino students to Westminster

October 14, 2014 in Mundo Hispánico

LAA’s 26th Annual Latin Fever Ball celebrates the Dominican Republic

September 29, 2014 on WSB-TV

During Hispanic Heritage Month, WSB’s People2People highlights the contributions of the LAA

September 17, 2014 on WABE

The LAA’s Jeffrey Tapia, named by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to co-chair his Welcoming Atlanta Working Group, addresses the media at the press conference announcing the group’s recommendations

September 10, 2014 on WABE’s City Café

Pedestrian improvements aim to make Buford Highway, one of the most dangerous roadways in the city, safer

August 3, 2014 on News Radio 106.7

The LAA is working with unaccompanied minors to represent them in immigration court

July 2014 on WSB-TV

Immigration attorney Jessica Daman is interviewed about the surge in the number of unaccompanied minors from Central America arriving in Georgia

July 28, 2014 on WABE

Denis O’Hayer talks to LAA Executive Director Jeffrey Tapia about the letter from Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal criticizing the administration’s response to the surge in unaccompanied Central American children who have crossed the U.S. border

July 25, 2014 on WABE

Advocates respond to the Governor’s claims that more than 1,000 unaccompanied minors have come to Georgia from Central America since January and that the Obama administration is providing no information about them

July 23, 2014 in MundoHispánico

Some Latinos who bought medical insurance under Obamacareplans face questions about their new coverage

July 10, 2014 in The Economist

Story on how America absorbs immigrants better than other rich countries kicks off with anecdote from the LAA’s employment services job search orientation

July 3, 2014 on Telemundo

Immigration attorney Jessica Daman warns about immigration scams related to unaccompanied minors

July 2, 2014 on Univision

Immigration attorney Jessica Daman talks about the challenges faced by unaccompanied children and the immigration benefits available to them

June 30, 2014 on WABE

Story features our summer enrichment program at Cross Keys High School for 130 middle and high school students

June 30, 2014 on GPB

Q&A with our executive director on the integration of immigrants in light of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s new initiative to welcome immigrants

June 17, 2014 in the AJC

Announcement on information forum for immigrants interested in extending deportation deferral program known as DACA

June 11, 2014 in Global Atlanta

The LAA’s Jeffrey Tapia was named by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to co-chair board that will advise him on how to make the city more welcoming for immigrants

June 11, 2014 on Telemundo

LAA staff clarify some of the misconceptions surrounding eligibility for SNAP benefits

June 11, 2014 on Univision, WSB-TV

LAA Career Expo matches employers with hundreds of job seekers

June 10, 2014 on WABE

Early in the summer of 2014, the United States, including Georgia, saw a surge in the number of unaccompanied minors escaping violence from Central America.

June 4, 2014 in MundoHispánico

LAA Executive Director Jeffrey Tapia pens an editorial praising Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed for his new initiative aimed at making the city more welcoming to immigrants

April 21, 2014 in The Saporta Report

Maria Saporta reports on the 25th Annual Compañeros Awards Luncheon, where Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was honored, as she talkes about the city’s global ambitions

April 17, 2014 in MundoHispánico and on WSB-TV, Telemundo

The 25th Annual CompañerosAwards Luncheon garners some media coverage

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      • November 21, 2013 in Neighbor Newspapers: The LAA’s Jeffrey Tapia speaks to the Buckhead Business Association
        Latin group leader: Immigration reform crucial
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      • November 2013 on WABE: The LAA’s 14th Annual Latino Youth Conference, held at Emory University on Nov. 8, attracts more than 1,300 middle and high school Latino youth
        Georgia Students Come to Emory for Latino Youth Conference
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      • November 2013 on WXIA: More than 1,300 Latino teens to gather for Emory youth conference
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      • November 2013 in Emory News: More than 1,300 Latino teens to gather at Emory Nov. 9 for youth conference
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      • November 6, 2013 on CNN: CNN’s senior Latin American Affairs editor interviews two LAA clients for story on the rise in undocumented immigrant children in the U.S.
        Number of underage immigrants on their own in U.S. triples in 5 years, stats show
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      • November 6, 2013 on CNN: El número de inmigrantes menores solos se multiplica en Estados Unidos
        En Español
      • October 14, 2013 on WABE: Story highlights LAA’s partnership with Comcast in after-school program at Cross Keys High School
        After-school program seeks to engage
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      • July 23, 2013 on WABE: LAA clients and staff talk about the plight of Latino families with mixed immigration status
        Some Metro Atlanta Families Struggle with Mixed Immigration Status
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      • May 2, 2013: The Latin American Association (LAA), the largest provider of social and immigration legal services to the Latino community in Atlanta, presents a day full of soccer and fun for all ages. Read Full Release
      • January 15, 2013: Hundreds of bilingual job candidates are expected to attend the Latin American Association’s 31stAnnual Career Expo on Feb. 27. Read Full Release
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      • Dec. 6, 2012: LAA’s 2012 youth conference draws close to 2,000 for day full of activities at Emory Read Full Release
      • November 26, 2012: Latin American Association’s 13th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference attracts middle and high school students to state’s largest college-focused event for Latino youth Read Full Release
      • November 2, 2012: Latin American Association Sponsors Holiday Toy Drive Read Full Release
      • October 23, 2012: Latin American Association gives out computers to middle school students in DeKalb County Read Full Release
      • August 29, 2012: The Latin American Association Will Host Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Assistance Day on Saturday, September 15, 2012 by Appointment Only Read Full Release
      • August 14, 2012: The Latin American Association Celebrates 40 Years of Passion and Purpose with the 24th Annual Latin Fever Ball during Hispanic Heritage Month Read Full Release
      • August 10, 2012: The Latin American Association Will Host Public Forum August 18, 2012 on Deferred Action for DREAMers Read Full Release
      • June 25, 2012: Latin American Associaition supports striking of the 3 provisions of SB 1070; Remains concerned about the potential for civil rights violations Read Full Release
      • June 15, 2012: LAA Applauds Decision on Deferred Action for Undocumented Youth Read Full Release
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      • December 1, 2010: The LAA is heating up the holidays at Parranda Navideña: A White Christmas Celebration. Read Full Release
      • November 4, 2010: Carlos Ojeda, Jr. to participate as closing keynote speaker at the Latin American Association’s 11th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Read Full Release  | En Español
      • November 1, 2010: The Latin American Association is honored to receive a $25,000 grant from Bank of America. Read Full Release | En Español
      •  October 2010: The LAA invites the community to enjoy La Tentacion del Tango: An Evening of Tango and Milonga. Read Full Release | En Español
      • October 2010: Ralph de la Vega of AT&T to participate as Keynote Speaker at the Latin American Association’s 11th Annual Latino Yoth Leadership Conference. En Español
      • October 2010: Registration now open for the Latin American Association’s 11th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference, presented by AT&T Read Full Release | En Español
      • September 16, 2010: The Latin American Association (LAA) is excited to announce the upcoming 22nd annual Latin Fever Ball, España: Descubre la Pasión, presented by The Coca-Cola Company. Read Full Release | En Español
      • May 7, 2010: Career Expo: Inmediate oportunities for Bilingual Teachers, Nurses and Sales Candidates Read Full Release | En Español
      • May 3, 2010: Career Expo: Invitacion a companias y profesionales a explorar oportunidades para formar equipos de trabajo diversos y multibilingues Read Full Release | En Español
      • April 7, 2010: LAA’s Copa Latina: Fútbol, Familia y Fiesta Team Registration Now Open. Read Full Release | En Español
      • April 6, 2010: LAA opposes Georgia’s Senate Bill 67 which proposes to eliminate offering the driver’s license exam in any language other than English. Read Full Release | En Español
      • February 23, 2010: LAA invites parents, middle and high school students to attend C.R.E.C.E., a seminar on applying to college and postsecondary insitutions. Saturday, March 6 from 1- 4 pm Read Full Release | En Español
      • February 9, 2010: Free H1N1 Vaccinations to be Offered at the LAA’s outreach center Thursday, Feb. 11 from 2 – 5 p.m. Read Full Release | En Español
      • February 9, 2010: Free tax preparation offered by the LAA’s Marietta Outreach Center and the VITA Program every Friday until April 9 Read Full Release | En Español
      • February 9, 2010: U.S. Census Bureau to Administer a Skills Test in Spanish for Individuals Interested in Working for the 2010 Census at the Latin American Association. Read Full Release | En Español
      • January 14, 2010:  LAA Receives $75,000 Grant from The Community Foundation Read Full Release | En Español
      • January 14, 2010: Siente Latino Fiesta kicks off LAA’s cultural series with a day of free dance classes and entertainment Saturday, Jan. 23 Read Full Release | En Español
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      • December 7, 2009: LAA Received Mexican-American Business Chamber Award for Community Involvement Read Full Release | En Español
      • November 20, 2009: LAA Kicks Off Spirit of Giving Toy Drive! Read Full Release | En Español
      • November 4, 2009: LAA to Co-Host White House Initiative’s Community Conversation on Latino Education Read Full Release | En Español
      • October 2009: Latin American Association Raises Funds for Flood Victims through Operation Recovery Initiative Read Full Release | En Español
      • September 30, 2009: LAA Invites Community to the American Jewish Committee and the Temple’s Atlanta Mayoral Debate October 7, 2009 Read Full Release | En Español
      • September 30, 2009: CNN Anchor Rick Sanchez to Participate as Master of Ceremonies at the 21st Annual Latin Fever Ball Read Full Release | En Español
      •  September 30, 2009: Registration Now Open for Latin American Association’s 10th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference Read Full Release | En Español
      • September 23, 2009: Dr. Victor M. Rios of UC Santa Barbara to Serve as Keynote Speaker at Latin American Association’s 10th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference Read Full Release | En Español
      • September 23, 2009: Latin American Association Invites Community to Latino Day at Zoo Atlanta, Sunday, September 27 Read Full Release | En Español
      • Aug. 24, 2009: Millie Irizarry Joins the Foundation Center’s Atlanta Advisory Board Read Full Release | En Español
      •  Aug. 19, 2009:  The Latin is Proud to Announce Eduardo Martinez of UPS and Ileana Martinez of Thompson Hine LLP as co-Chairs of the 21st Annual Latin Fever Ball Read Full Release | En Español
      •  Aug. 17, 2009: A Night of Mystique and Elegance: Latin American Association Presents the 21st Annual Latin Fever Ball ¡Misterios del Amazonas! Read Full Release | En Español
      •  July 16, 2009: The Latin American Association Board of Directors Passes Resolution that Supports the Nomination of a Hispanic to the U.S. Supreme Court Read Full Release | En Español
      •  June 24, 2009: Artist Ernesto Cuevas to Paint Mural with Participants in Latin American Association’s ¡Inspira! Summer Camp Read Full Release | En Español
      •  May 19, 2009: LAA and Home Depot will Celebrate A Day of Home Renovation Workshops and Family Fun Read Full Release | En Español
      •  May 19, 2009: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Members and Internationally Acclaimed Venezuelan Musicians Perform Tonight at Latin American Association Read Full Release 
      •  May 4, 2009: LAA Restructures to Meet Needs of Latino Community Read Full Release
      •  April 8, 2009: LAA to Host Citizenship Day Read Full Release | En Español
      •  April 6, 2009: Wachovia Participates in LAA’s  Compañeros Annual Giving Campaign Read Full Release | En Español
      •  March 24, 2009: Millie Irizarry Speaks on Panel at Atlanta Woman’s Community Heros Celebration Read Full Release | En Español
      •  March 4, 2009: Donations Needed for Professional and Business Clothing Drive Read Full Release | En Español
      •  Feb. 26, 2009: Jonathan Eoloff joins the LAA as Managing Director of Immigration  Services Read Full Release | En Español
      • Feb. 26, 2009: Latin American Association Will Celebrate “Dance to the Tropical Rhythms of Salsa and Samba” Read Full Release
      • Feb. 2, 2009: Latin American Association and Lazos to Host 27th Annual Career Expo and Bilingual Job Fair Read Full Release
      • Jan. 26, 2009. Latin American Association and State Farm Insurance will Host Informational & Recruiting Session Read Full Release
      •  Jan. 23, 2009: Univision 34 Atlanta and the Latin American Association will Celebrate Digital TV Information Fair Read Full Release
      • Jan. 12, 2009. LAA Launches New Web Site Read Full Release
      • Jan. 12, 2009. LAZOS, LAA Subsidiary is Launched Read Full Release
      • Jan. 12, 2009. LAA to Host Open House Read Full Release
      • Jan 7, 2009. Millie Irizarry Awarded the Hispanic Leadership Award by Hispanic Marketing Advisory Board and the National Football League Alumni-Atlanta Read Full Release
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      • Nov. 26, 2008. 133 interviewed by Chick-fil-A at a Job Fair Organized by the Latin American Association Read Full Release
      • Nov. 26, 2008. Spirit of Giving: Toy Donations Needed! Read Full Release
      • Nov. 5, 2008. Latin American Association to Host November 8 Citizenship Day Drive Read Full Release
      • Oct. 2, 2008. Millie Irizarry Hires Jeffrey Tapia as Deputy Director of the Latin American Association Read Full Release
      • Oct. 8, 2008. LAA Welcomes Paul Raines and Juan R. Ramírez–Hernández as Keynote Speakers of the 9th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference Read Full Release
      • September 24, 2008. 2,000 to Participate in LAA’s Latino Youth Leadership Conference Read Full Release
      • September 23, 2008. Latin Fever Ball Raised More than Ever at its 20th Anniversary Celebration, Viva Las Américas! Read Full Release
      • September 16, 2008. The Latin American Association is Honored to Announce Stratton M. Frank as Honorary Chair and Alex Garcías as Chairperson for the 20th Annual Latin Fever Ball Read Full Release
      • August 29, 2008. LAA Selects Millie Irizarry as New Executive Director Read Full Release
      • August 27, 2008. A Historic Night for Guild Members of the LAA?s 20th Annual Latin Fever Ball Viva Las Américas! Read Full Release
      • August 12, 2008. The Most Exquisite and the Most Memorable: LAA Presents its 20th Annual Latin Fever Ball Viva Las Américas! Read Full Release
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