Immigration

Trump V. Immigration – What’s Behind the Headlines

On Thursday, July 18th  140 community members gathered at International House for the “Trump vs Immigration” panel co-sponsored by Charlotte Women’s March and International House. Attendees heard a presentation by Jennifer De La Jara, International House Director of Education highlighting the immigration policies undertaken by the Trump administration and their effect on immigration trends and …

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Stand Against HB370

Charlotte Women’s March joins other community groups in asking Governor Cooper to veto House Bill 370. HB 370 Require Sheriff Cooperation with ICE The ACLU of North Carolina opposes HB 370, an anti-immigrant bill that circumvents the local authority of sheriffs by requiring them to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and assist in …

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Protect Immigrant Families Today

Proposed Changes Will Hurt Families, Communities Last week, the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published for public comment proposed changes to the “public charge” rules that will effectively overhaul our nation’s immigration system to restrict immigration access based on income. The proposed rules target immigrants legally seeking permanent resident status in the U.S. …

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Vigil to End the War on Immigrants

Saturday, June 30th First Ward Park, 6:30 PM #firstwardvigil #cltislistening #reunitedandfree   Event hosted by: Action NC, Latin American Coalition, Comunidad Colectiva, Coalition for Cultural Compassion, Shining Stars, Charlotte Women’s March, ACLU Charlotte, Indivisible Charlotte, Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Justice Queen’s University, Indivisible NC District 9, Temple Beth El, Next Gen American, League of Women …

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CWM Immigration Forum Video

Charlotte Women’s March Spring Meeting Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: A Promise for Immigrants? On April 24, the Charlotte Women’s March Spring Meeting featured a panel discussion on Immigration. Our thanks to Brent Bent Photography for producing this video. Program included the following speakers: Rabbi Judy Schindler Sklut Professor of Jewish Studies and …

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287(g): What is Being Done in Our Name?

by Peggy Dickerson At the Spring meeting of the Charlotte Women’s March, on April 24, Barbara Randolph, immigrant justice advocate and activist, took her turn on our panel to share critical, and frequently misunderstood, facts related to Mecklenburg County’s participation in the controversial 287(g) program. 287(g) refers to a section of the Immigration and Nationality …

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“We Are All Immigrants” — Rabbi Judy Schindler

by Kathleen Mundle What was it like to be a six-year-old child taken from her mother at the border? What happens to Charlotte’s undocumented immigrants if they are stopped for a traffic violation? Do we have valid statistics on Charlotte’s undocumented immigrants detained under Section 287(g)* and referred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)? Can …

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