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How to be a Real Welcoming City

By | March 27th, 2017|Immigration, Issues, North Carolina, Opinion|

Today, the Winston Salem City Council is scheduled to vote on a "Welcoming City" resolution, which basically "reaffirms we are a welcoming city for newcomers, immigrants and refugees who come to our nation and our city for a peaceful new beginning.” While I whole heartedly agree with the sentiments and desire and intent of this resolution, [...]

The Sanctuary City Debate: What’s at Risk? What Can We Do?

By | March 5th, 2017|Immigration|

Ever since the issuance of some vaguely worded but potentially sweeping executive orders by the Trump administration, the climate of fear and uncertainty that already obtained for undocumented immigrants and their families has risen to unprecedented heights. Real fears of ICE raids, extra-legal detentions, and forced deportations have created an unstable climate, precisely the intent [...]

Bill Summary – North Carolina SB 145

By | March 2nd, 2017|Immigration|

North Carolina Republican State Senator Sanderson, with the direct support of Phil Berger, has introduced a mean-spirited and misguided bill that would punish cities and universities in the public system financially and legally if they fail to comply with federal and state immigration law to the absolute letter. This flies in the face of current [...]