Asheville is a city full of transplants that loves to celebrate its diversity. Yet the area’s third-biggest immigrant population goes mostly unnoticed.
Form the Get It! Guide: The Coalition of Latin American Organizations seeks to raise the voice of Western North Carolina’s immigrant communities.
On a recent Thursday night in a downtown Asheville church, a group of residents gathered to discuss “Coming Out of the Shadows” — what it’s like to be a “Dreamer’ one of the estimated 1.7 million youth who grew up here but were brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents.
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About 40 people rallied downtown today to support Luis Gustavo, an N.C. student seeking to return to the U.S., and call for reform to immigration law. Gustavo is a “DREAMer,” an undocumented immigrant who entered the U.S. at an early age and would have been allowed to stay under the terms of the DREAM Act, but left for Mexico when the act failed in 2011. (photo by Max Cooper)
Around a dozen people protested the deportation hearings of Francisco Hernandez of Marion, asking Sen. Kay Hagan to intervene in the case. (photo by Bill Rhodes)
In the wake of a raid at the Shogun Buffet on Brevard Road that sent 12 immigrant workers to jail earlier this month, a Raleigh-based nonprofit is sponsoring a series of billboards across the state that aim to put a human face on immigration.
Thank you, Loida Ginocchio-Silva, for working so hard to educate yourself and for having the courage to speak up for immigrant students [“Stymied,” July 6 Xpress]. I appreciate that, in spite of bad policies that make it nearly impossible, you haven’t given up on getting your education. Stopping you from going to college wouldn’t help […]
Thank you for publishing Martin Ramsey's wonderfully succinct and well-reasoned letter "No Borders" [July 20 Xpress]. Given the ever more polarized and vocal ravings, both locally and nationally, of the self-centered, greedy, ignorant, delusional and immature, and their championing of right wing “causes” that are utterly opposite to their own best interest (due in no […]
First and foremost, I'd like to thank Xpress for printing the July 6 article on immigration and education [“Stymied”]. I found it to be informative. I'd also like to ask Miss Ginocchio-Silva to perhaps reconsider the kind of education she will get in our state's system, if we can infer anything from the anti-immigrant sentiments […]
I used to be a bleeding-heart liberal, but it's issues like illegal immigration that have helped me to get over that. My grandparents and my mother were immigrants, but they were legal. Probably most immigrants to this country have been legal until fairly recently. Why are we making an exception for one particular group of […]
I am stymied by how the author of “Stymied: Undocumented Students’ Rocky Road to a College Degree” and the people it refers to are expecting us to wave our hands and cheer them on [July 6 Xpress]. Yay! C'mon, you illegal immigrants, give us a hug! Mi casa es tu casa? Mi escuela es la […]
City Council member Cecil Bothwell defended his “Sanctuary City” immigration proposal while city and county officials explained their respective budgets at a Council of Independent Business Owners breakfast this morning. A compilation of live tweets.
The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is pursuing better coordination with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to identify fugitives, Sheriff Van Duncan said today. The office is also stepping up its drug-seizure efforts.
A potential street closure between Coxe and Ashland avenues has drawn the ire of bicyclers, pedestrians and other greenway proponents. And Mumpower doesn’t like Spanish on city signs.
In his years on the Asheville City Council, Carl Mumpower has been plenty vocal about his stance on illegal immigration. He even blew the whistle on a local manufacturer, sparking a raid by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency several months ago. And during his 2008 run against U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler, the candidate […]
Citing the Asheville City Council member’s “entrenched” stance on immigration and hiring practices, the board of the Manufacturer’s Executive Association has announced it will not support Carl Mumpower’s bid for Congress.
The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, in an effort to identify and deport illegal immigrants who commit a crime, will soon have the ability to use federal databases to check the status of everyone processed through the county jail.
Two rallies have been planned for this weekend in the wake of the Aug. 12 Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid that netted 57 suspected illegal workers in Asheville.