Immigration

287(g): Immigration Injustice

A Look at 287(g)  by the CWM Immigration Committee   The 287(g) Program ’96 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 added Section 287(g) to the Immigration and Nationality Act. This authorizes the Director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to enter into …

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Justice to All

Power to the Polls. Justice to All.   The Immigration Committee is taking CWM’s Power to the Polls charge to heart by providing members with learning and advocacy opportunities related to local elections that directly affect the region’s immigrant population. Of particular note is the upcoming Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s race. This is one that warrants immediate …

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Immigration News 3.19.18

Action, Education and Engagement  Dreamers Deferred The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on DACA renders the March 5th program end date irrelevant … which further stymies Congressional action … leaving the futures of 700,000 DACA recipients in limbo.  The date that sticks, however, is the March 19 termination of Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for people from …

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Immigration Calendar of Events

Book It! Events that educate, inspire and entertain March – April 2018   Community Forum on the Sheriff’s Race By Communidad Collectiva and Action NC When:  Saturday, March 17, 12-1:30 p.m. Where:  Midwood International and Cultural Center, 1817 Central Ave, Charlotte Facebook Event Link: Click here Eventbrite Ticket Info: Click here Join Action NC and Comunidad Colectiva …

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DREAM America

DREAM America  Arts and Advocacy Conference on Immigration Saturday, April 21, 2018 12:30 pm-8:00 pm Join Myers Park Baptist Church and the Stan Greenspon Center at Queens University of Charlotte 11:00  Pre-conference Interfaith Service Service led by UNC-Charlotte’s Symphony of Diversity, MeckMin and Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice 11:45   Registration/Check In Opens Lunch on your …

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Weekly Legislative Calls for 2.12.18

WEEKLY CALLS NC Senators: Thom Tillis (202-224-6342 and 704-509-9087) Richard Burr (202-224-3154 and 800-685-8916) SC Senators: Lindsey Graham (202-224-5972 and 804-250-1417) Tim Scott (202-224-6121 and 864-233-5366) Representatives: Robert Pittenger: 1-202-225-1976 Alma Adams: 1-202-225-1510 If you have a different representative, call 1-202-224-3121 and the switchboard operator will connect you.   PROMISES MADE —WILL THEY BE KEPT? …

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Court Observers Make a Difference

IMMIGRATION COURT OBSERVERS Next Training February 10, 2018 Twenty-four (24) members of the Charlotte Women’s March have been trained to serve as Court Observers in Charlotte’s Immigration Court. We are making a difference! Come Join Us! Charlotte has the second lowest asylum grant rates in the nation. Stories from the Court Observers are showing that …

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Anniversary of Travel Ban

Anniversary of Trump’s First Travel Ban Jan 27-Feb 3, 2018 Week of Action from We Are All America     weareallusa.org Why Take Action the Week of January 27 – February 3, 2018? On January 27, 2017, the Trump Administration released Executive Orders banning individuals from seven (then six) Muslim-majority countries—and all refugees—from entering the country. …

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DACA Explained

Recently CNN ran a story explaining DACA.  It is a great source of information for those who might not understand all the details of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.   Please take a minute to read the short article with video and visit some of the related links as you have time. http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/04/politics/daca-dreamers-immigration-program/index.html …

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Unaccompanied Minors – One Story

Photo courtesy: The Herald Sun. When we think about youth and immigration most recently we think about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that is now being debated in Congress.  We rallied together to raise money for undocumented young people who live in Charlotte, by contributing money through the Charlotte Center for Legal …

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Dreamers Need Your Voice!

Call on Your Representatives and Congressional Leaders to Protect Dreamers and Support the Dream Act of 2017. On September 5th the Trump Administration rescinded the DACA program. Hundreds of thousands of young Americans need your voice! We are asking each of you to take few minutes to call your Senators and Representative and tell them you …

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Immigration: Help Make a Difference

In response to the high number of deportations coming from the Charlotte Immigration Courts, when compared to the rest of the nation, the ACLU Charlotte chapter has begun training volunteers to serve as local court observers in Charlotte’s Immigration Court. Charlotte only grants asylum in 25% of the cases while in NYC asylum is granted …

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From a Sister Organization

W.E.M.A.D We are Energized to March, Act, Demonstrate Newsletter #7                                    June 7, 2017 Calendar Updates…. Monday, June 12 Our Immigrant Community: Education about Rights and Law Enforcement St. Alban’s Church 301 Caldwell Ln, Davidson, NC 28036 with Police …

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