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Chattahoochee Baptist Association helps open immigration center
Ruben Perea
Ruben Perea, director of Hope Immigration Counseling Center at Pozo de Esperanza, meets Thursday, April 19, with Hernando Avila and his wife Pilar Garcia at offices at the Atlanta Highway church. - photo by Scott Rogers
Imagine trying to read a document so important it affects whether or not you’re able to stay with your family — but it’s in a language you don’t understand. That’s what Jojo Thomas, director of the Chattahoochee Baptist Association, a network of Southern Baptist churches in the area, said it’s like for many Hispanics living in Hall County when it comes to their immigration status.