Immigration

WRAL: New coalition on the left presses inequality issues during COVID-19 and beyond

By Eleanore Wood / April 24, 2020 / Comments Off on WRAL: New coalition on the left presses inequality issues during COVID-19 and beyond

By Travis Fain, WRAL statehouse reporter A new coalition of left-leaning groups came together over the last month and a half, and it’s pushing state leaders to address economic inequality as government responds to COVID-19, and longer term. The group, NC United for Survival & Beyond, lists some 200 organizations as members. Many are smaller grassroots operations,…

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NC Policy Watch: Left behind: Immigrant communities try to navigate COVID-19 with language barriers, lack of resources

By Alanna Joyner / April 8, 2020 / Comments Off on NC Policy Watch: Left behind: Immigrant communities try to navigate COVID-19 with language barriers, lack of resources

Just two weeks ago, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement(ICE) agents attempted to detain an undocumented worker in Cary just after the enforcement agency announced plans to limit enforcement actions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With the largest national public health crisis gripping the nation, already vulnerable communities are being left behind. For immigrant populations, safety concerns,…

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ICE raids increase in North Carolina as Trump weaponizes the DOJ

By Alanna Joyner / March 3, 2020 / Comments Off on ICE raids increase in North Carolina as Trump weaponizes the DOJ

North Carolina communities are taking a stance against Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement increased presence and arrests. Since January, ICE has targeted immigrants in12 counties across the state. ICE agents detained 32 people, 16 in Raleigh, prompting city leaders and immigrants to speak out against their increased actions. Yet, efforts to resist ICE enforcement actions…

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Trump stumps for his “vanity wall” while cutting $80 million from NC military installations to pay for it

By Eleanore Wood / September 9, 2019 / Comments Off on Trump stumps for his “vanity wall” while cutting $80 million from NC military installations to pay for it

Trump campaigns for Dan Bishop TONIGHT while slashing funds for NC military institutions, including an elementary school for military families at Fort Bragg. FAYETTEVILLE — Donald Trump is coming back in North Carolina this evening — not to assist the Hurricane Dorian recovery effort in the Outer Banks, but to campaign in Fayetteville for HB2…

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NC Sheriff’s Association flip-flops on legislation forcing sheriffs to act like ICE agents

By Eleanore Wood / June 18, 2019 / Comments Off on NC Sheriff’s Association flip-flops on legislation forcing sheriffs to act like ICE agents

Despite widespread opposition from the immigrant community and even several county sheriffs, the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association has flip-flopped to support the controversial House Bill 370, which forces local sheriffs to be part of Trump’s deportation machine, ripping children from their parents and separating families. Enforcing federal immigration laws is the federal government’s responsibility. Local authorities should be…

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Protests against immigration bills that force sheriffs to act like ICE agents

By Eleanore Wood / May 8, 2019 / Comments Off on Protests against immigration bills that force sheriffs to act like ICE agents

A group of immigrants and activists came together Saturday morning to rally outside of the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association against House Bill 370 and House Bill 135. They are urging Governor Roy Cooper to take a stand against two bills, which according to Members of the immigrant community makes them feel as if they are “captive in a community…

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The Progressive Pulse: Black sheriffs make history in sweep of seven largest NC counties

By Eleanore Wood / November 8, 2018 / Comments Off on The Progressive Pulse: Black sheriffs make history in sweep of seven largest NC counties

North Carolina has made history by electing 8 black sheriffs one of them female. 7 of those sheriffs are in the largest counties in the state.  Mecklenburg, Durham, Guilford, Forsyth, Cumberland, Buncombe, Wake, and Pitt counties. Election analysts and the winners said black candidates were propelled to office largely because they objected to hardline immigration…

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NPR: North Carolina’s Board Of Elections Fights Back Against ICE Request

By Eleanore Wood / September 10, 2018 / Comments Off on NPR: North Carolina’s Board Of Elections Fights Back Against ICE Request

The U.S. Attorney for North Carolina issued a massive subpoena on behalf of federal immigration authorities to 44 county elections boards in eastern North Carolina. The subpoena demanded five years’ worth of voting records, including ballots which can be traced back to individual voters. Thankfully the State Board of Elections and Attorney General Josh Stein…

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