Triangle Latino group targets Hagan's immigration record in new billboard | News
News
INDY Week's news blog

Archives | RSS

Friday, October 24, 2014

Triangle Latino group targets Hagan's immigration record in new billboard

Posted by on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 11:48 AM

click to enlarge coverphoto.jpg


























Undocumented, unafraid!
Undocumented, unafraid!


A crowd of thirteen or fourteen young, undocumented Latino activists
gathered in the Waffle House parking lot on Hillsborough Road
in Durham yesterday, unveiling a large billboard that targets
Senator Kay Hagan for her record on immigration issues.

The billboard, which is in Spanish, features a picture of Sen. Hagan
and reads:
She started with the licenses, voted against DACA [deferred action for childhood arrivals]—What will she do next? Senator Hagan is anti-immigrant.
*Paid for by Latino families.


click to enlarge anotherhagan.jpg


















Viridiana Martinez, 28, is the Sanford-based co-founder of the
volunteer-run NC DREAM TEAM and the National Immigrant Youth
Alliance. Martinez and many of the speakers drew attention to
Hagan's record on immigration issues:
  •  Sen. Hagan voted for a bill that took away licenses in 2006.
  •  In 2010, she voted against the DREAM Act.
  • In 2014, Hagan opposed Obama's executive action in deportations and then voted with Republicans to defund DACA and block protections for the undocumented. The effort narrowly failed.
She added that the NC DREAM Team had held an event at Sen. Hagan's office in Greensboro to try to get her to intervene in a deportation of a local woman and her daughters. "Rather than intervening to help, she called the police to have them arrested. That's why she's anti-immigrant," Martinez said.

When asked if she thought Thom Tillis would do a better job, Martinez said, "It doesn't matter who is in office, we need to hold them accountable. We want to be part of the debate. We have the power to help people win elections, but also lose elections. Hagan needs to be exposed for the anti-immigrant that she is."

Tags: , , ,

Pin It

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in News



Twitter Activity

Comments

Even at 3.3 Billiion it's still worth it. The USA desperately needs to transition to public transportation. Public transportation and …

by jokr8790 on The Durham-Orange Light Rail Now Costs More Than $3 Billion, and Durham Will Have to Pay More of It (News)

If the allegations are true, particularly the ones about the embezzlement of withholding taxes, an independent audit by the IRS …

by jokr8790 on Love Wins Community Center Staff Quits, Alleging Financial Mismanagement by Executive Director (News)

Most Recent Comments

Even at 3.3 Billiion it's still worth it. The USA desperately needs to transition to public transportation. Public transportation and …

by jokr8790 on The Durham-Orange Light Rail Now Costs More Than $3 Billion, and Durham Will Have to Pay More of It (News)

If the allegations are true, particularly the ones about the embezzlement of withholding taxes, an independent audit by the IRS …

by jokr8790 on Love Wins Community Center Staff Quits, Alleging Financial Mismanagement by Executive Director (News)

I attended the meeting, and wanted to speak out against the light rail plans, but since I did not know …

by Mark Bahner on Durham Commissioners Approve Light Rail Plans, Cost-Share Agreement (News)

NC DES employees and jobforce employees do absolutely nothing for the people on and applying for unemployment
They should all …

by Jamie NOrris on North Carolina's Unemployment Insurance System Is a Disaster (News)

So, in other words, regulations that protect drinking water, air, healthcare, and working class citizens are bad, but regulations that …

by StarSword on HB 500 Sponsor: Wholesalers “Made Clear They Weren’t Going to Discuss” Raising Barrel Cap (News)

© 2017 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation