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Charlotte Observer: “Foundation for the Carolinas under scrutiny over grants to anti-immigration groups”

In a must-read article from the Charlotte Observer, Teo Armus and Ames Alexander detail how the Foundation for the Carolinas has been making grants to hardline anti-immigrant groups such as the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), NumbersUSA and the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). To date, The Foundation for the Carolinas has granted some … Continue reading »

Bluegrass Band Releases Inspiring Music Video Highlighting Undocumented Immigrants in North Carolina

The new music video for the bluegrass song, “The Dreamer” features the story of Moisés Serrano, an openly undocumented and queer DACA recipient from North Carolina. Columbus, OH—Che Apalache, a bluegrass band featuring three powerhouse Latin American musicians and North Carolina native, Joe Troop, recently released a music video for their latest  single “The Dreamer” which appears … Continue reading »

In North Carolina and Across America: Home Is Here for Dreamers

“When we got DACA, we got wings.” Across sectors and the ideological spectrum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, business owners, national security experts, educators, members of Congress, and civil rights leaders filed amici briefs in support of Dreamers nationwide, ahead of next month’s Supreme Court’s oral arguments on the Trump administration’s termination of … Continue reading »

Ads Target Foundation for the Carolinas Funding of Anti-Immigration Hate Groups

The Foundation for the Carolinas has donated more than $11 million to two anti-immigration advocacy groups designated as hate groups. According to their own records, this $11 million donation happened between 2014 and 2017 to the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies and the Washington-based Federation for American Immigration Reform, both of which are considered hate … Continue reading »

Ads Target North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis Over #FakeTrumpEmergency & Diverting Funds to Border Wall Ahead of Today’s Senate Vote

Republicans Senators will be targeted from Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin As the U.S. Senate prepares to vote on a measure to revoke President Trump’s national emergency declaration, America’s Voice today launched online ads to hold Senator Thom Tillis accountable for … Continue reading »

North Carolina Gov. Cooper’s Veto a Victory for Common-Sense Policymaking and Rejection of Divisive Partisan Fear-Mongering

The news that North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has vetoed legislation that would subvert local law enforcement’s authority and force local sheriffs to act as ICE deportation agents is a positive step for pragmatic policymaking and common-sense. As Governor Cooper rightfully noted in a message accompanying his veto, “This legislation is simply about scoring partisan … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Calls on Foundation for the Carolinas to Stop Funding Hate

Yesterday, America’s Voice sent a letter to the board members of the Foundation for the Carolinas regarding its funding of organizations deemed “hate groups” by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Per the Foundation’s financial statements from 2014 until 2017, the foundation has disbursed more than $11 million to groups like the Center for Immigration Studies … Continue reading »

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 »