3,900 North Carolinians with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) are working in essential sectors like food, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation, according to data released this week by the Center for American Progress. They are literally risking their own lives to save ours. Yet North Carolina’s two Republican Senators, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, have done nothing… Continue »

The number of North Carolinians infected with coronavirus keeps growing each day and we continue to lack adequate testing, equipment and supplies across the state and across the country to fight the spread of COVID-19. Meanwhile, GOP Senators like Sen. Thom Tillis continue to defend Trump’s raiding of military projects for border wall construction amidst… Continue »

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 »

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 »

“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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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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 »

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 »