I have lived many, many years here, and now I feel like an American. I wish that I could tell people who are in my situation not to be afraid.
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]