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NALEO Urges North Carolina Legislature to Uphold Voting Rights of Latinos

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund released excerpts of a letter sent to North Carolina legislators in opposition of H.B. 589: continue reading »

Special Driver’s Licenses for Non-citizens to be Offered in North Carolina

The ACLU of North Carolina on Thursday criticized the plan by the state's Department of Transportation to issue special driver's licenses to legal immigrants who are not U.S. citizens. continue reading »

North Carolina Surgeon Donates Medical Equipment, Trains Hospital Staff in Central America

A Hungarian cardiac surgeon with a "Latino heart" is directing from North Carolina a program that donates medical equipment to hospitals in Central America and provides training for their staffs. continue reading »

North Carolina Immigrants Under Temporary Protected Status Qualify for In-state Tuition

A change in admission policy allows immigrants protected under Temporary Protected Status in North Carolina to be able to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities. continue reading »

In North Carolina, GOP-led Legislative Committee on Immigration Won’t Make Recommendations

When Republicans in the North Carolina House of Representatives put together a special committee on immigration last year, the expectation was that we’d see ugly legislative recommendations along the lines of Arizona’s SB 1070 and Alabama’s HB 56 recommendations. continue reading »

Hispanic Youth Use “Magic Kites” to Reveal The Effects of Deportation on Families

Hispanic children and teens in North Carolina with parents or relatives in the process of deportation are creating "magic kites" with bits of their dear ones' clothing to tell their stories. continue reading »

North Carolina Lawmakers Urge State to Not Target Undocumented Immigrants

A panel of lawmakers set up to analyze the immigration issue in North Carolina recommended on Thursday not approving laws to combat undocumented foreigners. continue reading »

Justice Dept. Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against North Carolina Firm

The Justice Department announced that it reached an agreement with Gamewell Mechanical Inc., a subsidiary of Woodfin Heating, Inc. based in Salisbury, N.C., resolving claims that the company violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), when it terminated three employees based on the incorrect assumption that they were undocumented foreign nationals when they were in fact U.S. citizens. The company is in the mechanical construction business and fabricates and installs heating and cooling systems. continue reading »

North Carolina Churches to Offer Thanksgiving Dinner to Hispanic Families

A group of churches in North Carolina is organizing a huge Thanksgiving Day meal that will bring together 10,000 Hispanics of different denominations. continue reading »

North Carolina Expects to See High Voter Turnout Amongst Latinos

Hispanics could rack up a record amount of participating voters in the presidential elections on Nov. 6 in the battleground state of North Carolina. continue reading »

North Carolina Sees 26 Percent Increase in Latino Voter Registration

A record number of North Carolina Hispanics have registered to cast ballots on Nov. 6, state election officials said on the final day for voter registration. continue reading »

Organization Urges NC Sheriff’s Office to Negotiate with DOJ After Discrimination Allegations

A immigrant-advocacy group that has denounced racial profiling of Hispanics by a North Carolina sheriff's office urged local authorities to reconsider their refusal to negotiate with the Justice Department, which issued a report confirming the allegations and threatening a lawsuit. continue reading »

DOJ Says Sheriff’s Office Discriminates Against Hispanics in North Carolina

The U.S Department of Justice reported Tuesday that it has found evidence "of discriminatory policing against Latinos" by the sheriff's office in Alamance County, North Carolina. continue reading »

Activist Dolores Huerta, Latinos for Obama Promote Voter Registration in North Carolina

Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta urged North Carolina's Hispanics to register, vote and support President Barack Obama to "make the difference" in the November elections. continue reading »

Advocacy Group Fights Deportation of Hispanics in North Carolina

Hispanics in North Carolina have formed a support group for families whose members are facing deportation. continue reading »

50,000 Students in North Carolina Stand to Benefit from New Deportation Policy

More than 50,000 students in North Carolina will benefit from the Obama administration's suspension of deportations of qualified undocumented youths, Mexico's consul-general for the Carolinas said Wednesday. continue reading »

New Accusations of Discrimination Against Latinos in North Carolina School District

A North Carolina school system is defending itself against the accusations of two civil rights defense groups that it discriminates against the families of Hispanic students by not providing information in Spanish. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: North Carolina Man Arrested After Teen he Allegedly Raped Gives Birth in Bathroom

North Carolina police have arrested Juan Martinez Hernandez on rape charges after a 14-year-old girl identified him as the father of her child. Though police are still investigating the case, Juan Martinez Hernandez, continue reading »

13 Latin King Members Indicted While Trying to Portray Gang as Public Servants

Thirteen alleged members of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings) have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Greensboro, N.C. for allegedly conspiring to participate continue reading »

Merengue Singer Frankie The Boss Arrested for Traffic of Minors

The Dominican singer is wanted in North Carolina, where there are kidnapping and forcing a minor into prostitution. continue reading »