Immigration

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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The March Continues! 11.1.17

CWM Newsletter      Volume 1  Number 15       October 30, 2017.        Thanks to Laura Meier and Kay Etheridge for organizing the Racial Justice Group’s meeting on October 12, 2017, at Warehouse 242. TOUSSAINT ROMAIN, public defender and racial justice activist, spoke to 75 participants about CommonUnity—Time to Work Together- racial …

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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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Now more than ever we are fighting for what our country represents. Celebrate America!

Congratulations ALL for your part in stopping Mitch McConnell and his reprehensible Trumpcare bill. But we must be vigilant. The Senate Republicans went to the White House to discuss strategy with the president and we know it only takes a keg party in the Rose Garden to make these frat boys fold. CONTINUE TO CALL …

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Immigrant Court Observer Project

A message from Lisa Wielunski, Team Leader, ACLU Charlotte Immigrant Rights Team. The ACLU’s Charlotte chapter is looking for volunteers to serve as local court observers in Charlotte’s Immigration Court.  In a jurisdiction with some of the lowest asylum grant rates in the nation, the presence of volunteers would foster fairness and consistency in the courtroom. Volunteers will: …

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“Delores” kicks off DAFF

Dolores, a film about farm worker organizer, Dolores Huerta, opened the Define American Film Festival at the Harvey B. Gantt Center Thursday evening, May 11.  A panel discussion after the film included Paola Mendoza, one of founders of the Women’s March on Washington.  CWM’s Jane Shaefer and Emily Stephenson-Green attended and had the privilege of …

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Define American Film Festival May 11-13

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+ Culture is proud to present the second annual Define American Film Festival. Audience-goers, journalists and strategic partners will get an entertaining and informative look at the immigrant experience across a range of cultures. Each screening will be followed by panel discussions featuring filmmakers, actors, and local advocates. Venue Address:  551 S Tryon St, …

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Dreamers need not apply

City’s teacher shortage overlooks the undocumented. In the final part of a series on the undocumented workers of Charlotte, Amanda Holpuch of The Guradian discovers how threats against Daca could pose serious consequences for schools, amid a nationwide teacher shortage. Madai Zamora is about to become a teacher. But with weeks to go before she completes …

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Assisting Local Families

Faced with the possibility of deportation, local undocumented immigrant families are scrambling to arm themselves with legal documents necessary to provide some protection for their American children that would be left behind. Charlotte Women’s March (CWM) members have assisted Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont (LSSP) and the Latin American Coalition during their Power of …

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Did You Know?

Every minute 24 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror. There are several types of forcibly displaced persons. Refugees – A refugee is someone who fled his or her home and country owing to “a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or …

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