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An Unlikely Ally in Fighting Anti-Immigrant Laws

Mayor Paul Bridges is an unlikely ally in the fight against anti-immigrant laws like Georgia's H.B. 87. A Republican leader who raises goats in Uvalda, a small town known for being the Vidalia onion capital of the south, Mr. Bridges bucks the conservative trend as an outspoken critic of the state's harsh immigration law. When Mr. Bridges talks about his town, he describes a community that is a thriving agricultural center, thanks in large part to the contributions of the Latino community.
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Want A Vidalia Onion? May Want To Pick It Yourself

United States / Atlanta : Peach Pundit (2 years ago)

There appears to be a shortage of workers again this year to pick Georgia’s prized Vidalia onion crop.  Though Georgia’s HB 87 immigration law is still blamed, the shortage appears to be from legal workers.  11Alive/WXIA reports: Fo... Read Post

Uvalda Mayor Suing GA Over “Papers Law”

United States / Atlanta : Peach Pundit (3 years ago)

I’m sure by now you’ve heard the story of Paul Bridges, a self-described “conservative Republican mayor” who is suing the state of Georgia over HB 87. Bridges is mayor of Uvalda, a town of about 600. He wrote an opinion piece for CN... Read Post

A Mayor for Everyone

Issues & Causes / Human Rights : Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the ACLU (3 years ago)

Paul Bridges, the Republican mayor of Uvalda, Georgia, is as Southern as it gets. Growing up in a small town of a few thousand people in southeast Georgia, Mr. Bridges drives a pick-up truck, keeps 15 goats on his small dairy farm a... Read Post


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