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You Are Welcome Here

These are dark days for the Triangle’s immigrants and refugees, but this community has their back

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Will America Ever Become the Mother of Exiles?

In 1883, the poet Emma Lazarus imagined the Statue of Liberty as the lamp beside the golden door. We haven’t always lived up to that standard.

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The Story of North Carolina Is the Story of Immigrants

For centuries, the Tar Heel State has leaned on the labor and initiative of immigrants from across the globe

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When They Arrive, Refugees Get Three Months’ Assistance. What Happens After That?

Refugee Community Partnership in Carrboro seeks to offer newcomers constant support.

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A Half-Century Ago, Gail Phares Went to Nicaragua. She Came Back a Radical.

“We all need to be radicalized,” says the seventy-seven-year-old cofounder of Witness for Peace Southeast.

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Evangelicals Overwhelmingly Support Trump. Not All of Them Support His Refugee Policies.

More than six thousand pastors have signed a letter to Donald Trump supporting the country’s refugee resettlement program, including almost twenty from North Carolina.

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How Weather, Chance, and War Brought Twenty Thousand Persecuted Vietnamese to North Carolina

The Montagnards fought with the United States in the Vietnam War, then fled oppression in their homeland

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G.K. Butterfield on Resisting Trump’s Attacks on Immigrants and Refugees

“We cannot have that type of racial profiling and racial discrimination in our refugee policy. The ban is just—I’m going to call it un-American.”

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Download Your Own Poster: Welcome to Durham, Y’all

A campaign from Come Out & Show Them

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With a Crackdown Looming, Undocumented Immigrants Fear that Any Interaction with Police Could Lead to Their Deportation

Wake is one of five North Carolina counties that partner with ICE to have a 287(g) program

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The Restaurant Industry Depends on Immigrants. What Happens If We Lose Them?

A decade ago, Luis Ortega was a cook at Crook’s Corner, one of Chapel Hill’s top restaurants. But he grew tired of being afraid and went back to Mexico.

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Download Your Own Poster: Welcome to Raleigh, Y’all

A campaign from Come Out & Show Them

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How Undocumented Immigrants Can Avoid ICE

A local immigration attorney offers her advice

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Wildin Acosta’s Detention Sparked a Community Into Action, But He’s Still Not Free

Acosta came here to escape gang threats. He spent seven months in a private detention facility.

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Local Schools Try to Be Safe Spaces for Undocumented Immigrants

“I had kids that morning who were like, ‘All the moms and dads have to go back now. Is it true that we’re going to be deported?’”

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Lilian Cardona, a Pregnant Mom Who Has Called North Carolina Home for Twenty Years, Could Be One of Trump’s First Immigration Victims

Thanks to a crackdown, she could soon be deported, even though she’s never committed a crime

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Local Nonprofits Serving Immigrants and Refugees

If you want to help, here’s how you can get involved

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