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ICE Arrests North Carolina Man Who Had Been in Sanctuary; 27 Faith Allies Arrested During Protest

Over Thanksgiving weekend In Durham, North Carolina, two dozen members of CityWell United Methodist Church were arrested after attempting to prevent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from detaining Samuel Oliver-Bruno, who had taken sanctuary in the church eleven months earlier.   Oliver-Bruno, a 47-year-old father whose 19-year-old son, Daniel, is a U.S. citizen, first came … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Voters Reject Two Pro-ICE Sheriffs in North Carolina”

In a must-read blog post, America’s Voice Political Director Matt Hildreth breaks down two failed reelection bids of North Carolina sheriffs who collaborated with Trump’s deportation ICE in deporting undocumented immigrants. Read the full blog post from Matt Hildreth below: Last night, due to the activism and work of advocates on the front lines in North … Continue reading »

Voters Reject Two Pro-ICE Sheriffs In North Carolina

Last night, due to the activism and work of advocates on the front lines in North Carolina, two sheriffs who have worked with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) — and boasted about it — lost their reelection bids. In Mecklenberg County,  Garry McFadden easily defeated incumbent Sheriff Irwin Carmichael, a long-time supporter of the odious … Continue reading »

A Tale of Two Congressional Responses to Immigration Raids

In NY-22, Rep. Claudia Tenney is Silent, While in NC-4, Rep. David Price Shows Up and Speaks Out New York Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-22) has a lot to say. She’s incensed at Canada for a pricing scheme that undercuts New York’s dairy industry. She’s outraged that leaders in New York want to ensure that every driver on the state’s roads … Continue reading »

DACA Works – Why Protections and Opportunities for Dreamers are Good for North Carolina and America

Raleigh, NC  – The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is an unqualified success, providing new opportunities and futures for nearly 800,000 Dreamers who live, study, and work in America,including more than 27,000 in North Carolina. Each DACA recipient has come forward, passed a background check and been granted permission to live and work legally in America. As a … Continue reading »

North Carolina Latino Voters Back Clinton Over Trump By 81-16% Margin; Asian Americans Support Clinton Over Trump By 73-22%

Below are key candidate questions for the North Carolina-specific Latino and Asian American election eve polls, conducted by Latino Decisions and Asian American Decisions. Full toplines and crosstabs available HERE for the Latino poll; Asian American poll findings will be posted online HEREstarting tomorrow.  In North Carolina, Latino voters back Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by a 82-15% margin. By comparison, … Continue reading »

Latino Early Vote Surges by 86% in North Carolina; Trump Crashes into Latino Firewall

North Carolina joins Nevada, Texas, Florida, in Early Vote Drubbing As early voting wraps up in North Carolina and other key states, the Latino community has delivered a stinging rebuke of Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda in the most American way – with their vote. According to data from the North Carolina State Board of Elections, Latinos in North Carolina … Continue reading »

Republicans a No-Show at Major Latino Election Event

Cooper and Ross in attendance, but where were McCrory and Burr? On Sunday afternoon, the North Carolina Congress of Latino Organizations (NCCLO) hosted its candidate forum with over 1,000 representatives from statewide Latino organizations. Seemingly, the only people missing were Governor McCrory and Senator Burr who, despite repeated invitations, declined to even send a representative. The … Continue reading »

Ross: Burr Continuing To Stand By Trump’s Side “Shows A Lack Of Judgment”

If only one image emerged from last night’s Senate debate between North Carolina’s Senator Richard Burr and Democrat Deborah Ross, it’s that Burr continues to remain lock-step with Donald Trump. Burr not only supports Trump for President, but he also supports his mass deportation policy, an idea that has been widely condemned as the most … Continue reading »

Senator Burr Defends Trump’s Mass Deportation Plan

As the dust settles from last night’s debate between Deborah Ross and Richard Burr, it is clear that Burr not only supports Donald Trump’s candidacy for President, but he is also a champion of Trump’s mass deportation policy that has been widely condemned as the most extreme, anti-immigrant proposal in modern history. Largely echoing the … Continue reading »