Immigration

AIR Court Observer Project Training

Advocates for Immigrant Rights (AIR) Court Observer Project Training Saturday, August 24 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church 501 N. Tryon Street Come Join Us! Click here to sign up for the training! Charlotte has one of the lowest asylum grant rates in the nation. Stories from the Court Observers are showing …

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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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Trump vs Immigration

Panel Discussion Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:30-8:00 pm At International House 1817 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC Want to be able to respond knowledgeably when a discussion about immigration breaks out?  Want to know more about the local and global effects of this administration’s policy changes and the other steps  they’ve taken?  Join our engaged discussion …

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Stop NC House Bill 370

Stop HB370, A Request for Support As many of you may be aware, the legislative proposal House Bill 370 – that would require NC sheriffs to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – has made large strides in the past few months within the General Assembly. In the next few days and weeks, we expect the …

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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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Call For Transparency

Charlotte Women’s March joins local voices calling for transparency North Carolina Voices Calling for Transparency – A Letter to Sean Gallagher   April 1st, 2019   Sean Gallagher, Director Immigration & Customs Enforcement Atlanta Field Office 180 Ted Turner Dr. SW #522 Atlanta, GA 30303 Subject: “North Carolina Voices Calling for Transparency”   Dear Director …

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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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Immigration Court Observer Training

Charlotte ACLU Immigration Court Observer Project Training Sunday, September 30 from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. Morrison Public Library near South Park   Dear Future Volunteers, The next Charlotte ACLU Immigration Court Observer Project Training will be held on Sunday, September 30 from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. This training will be for volunteers who have signed …

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What Becomes of Childhood Innocence?

A Poem By Gabriella Femia Home. Tiny fists crush aluminum foil into a miniature planet, Mommy and Daddy work together to mold your universe. A yellow truck glides to a halt in front of you and Mommy, your tiny, pink palm clutches onto your make-shift solar-system, and she delicately places a brown bag in your …

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A Golden Door Slamming Shut

The Trump Administration´s Systematic Plan to Reject Asylum Seekers By Barbara Randolph Our nation, through the acts of the Trump Administration and the silence of those in power, is sending a clear message to the world: we are putting the gas pedal to the floor with an unforgiving and cruel approach toward “the homeless, tempest-tossed” …

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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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We Can Do Better

End Zero Tolerance; Support Family Safety As a champion for those in need, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy fights for family unity every day. We condemn the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy” which has led to the mass separation of children from their parents when they cross the U.S.-Mexico border fleeing unspeakable violence and trauma …

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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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