While most Americans were focused on Washington D.C., last Friday, the Georgia anti-borders lobby held a march and conducted a press conference in front of the Atlanta City Hall on Inauguration Day. The far-left group calls itself the “January 20th Coalition.”
The J20 demands included that Atlanta declare itself a “sanctuary city” for illegal aliens. Sanctuary city laws are widely spread across the U.S., but are in violation of long-standing federal law. President Trump has promised to crack down on sanctuary policies and legislation is pending in Congress to cut federal funding to offending local governments.
Other demands from the J20 group include that Atlanta close its jail, the law enforcement officials cease the use of police checkpoints, roadblocks, raids focused on arresting sex workers, and no-knock-warrants, that Atlanta legalize marijuana and end the use of money bail.
Among the coalition’s members are the Workers World Party, Black Lives Matter Atlanta, the Georgia Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Georgia AFL-CIO, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America (MADSA), National Lawyers Guild – Georgia Chapter.
Within minutes of his swearing in ceremony on Washington, the AJC reported that “many of the demonstrators denounced President Donald Trump as they marched through downtown Atlanta, shouting “Not my president!”
The group’s press release includes a complete list of its demands.
The march was organized and led by Project South’s Legal & Advocacy Director Azadeh Shahshahani, a well-known leftist leader in Georgia. Project South’s website includes a page dedicated a “University Sin Fronteras.”
The English translation of Sin Fronteras is “no borders” or “without borders.”
D.A. King, a well-known Georgia pro-enforcement immigration activist told AllOnGeorgia “the desire for open borders is not specific to the far-left in the United States. More people outside the wealthy elite need to know that The Wall Street Journal has advanced the cause multiple times in the name of cheap, free-flowing labor. “