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Consensus to grant driving privileges in North Carolina

April 11, 2013

Republicans and Democrats agree on the right to drive but with varying degrees of accessibility.

 

North Carolina Immigrant Rights Advocates on Bus Tour to Washington, DC

March 04, 2013

Bus tour part of a nationwide caravan pushing to keep families together and the passage of immigration reform.

 

Rally against pink drivers licenses for non-citizens in North Carolina

February 27, 2013

New licenses are a modern-day scarlet letter, discriminatory, and unacceptable.

 

Latin American Coalition receives grant to support small business growth and expansion

February 20, 2013

The Latin American Coalition’s Small Business Development program will provide support, through technical assistance and skill building, to Latino entrepreneurs in Charlotte.

 

North Carolina DMV approves drivers licenses for DACA recipients

February 14, 2013

North Carolina joins growing number of states doing the right thing for our nation’s young people.

 

Charlotte families should be celebrated no separated

February 13, 2013

Rally in Charlotte on Thursday morning to keep Humberto's family together.

 

Out-of-state tuition is killing the dreams of students across North Carolina

February 12, 2013

Undocumented students rally for in-state tuition at CPCC in Charlotte.

 

United 4 The Dream and Familias Unidas to host rally for immigration reform and rights

January 24, 2013

Undocumented Immigrants Come Out of the Shadows to Demand Rights, Reform

 

Theater of the Oppressed

January 23, 2013

Youth Stage ‘Theater’ in Uptown Charlotte to Expose the Realities of Undocumented Immigrants Living Under a Broken Immigration System.

 

NC Attorney General says DACA recipients should get drivers licenses

January 17, 2013

Legal opinion says deferred action recipients are “lawfully present” in North Carolina.

 

Free Citizenship Workshop on Saturday, January 26, 2012

December 21, 2012

La Coalición will conduct a free U.S. Citizenship workshop as part of an ongoing naturalization initiative undertaken by the New Americans Campaign.

 

Immigration committee right to back off from harsh recommendations

December 06, 2012

House Select Committee on the State’s Role in Immigration Policy backs off its plans to pursue harsh immigration laws in North Carolina.

 

NC House Committee report should affirm immigrant contributions, not scapegoat

December 05, 2012

We Are NC Coalition urges state select committee on immigration to embrace NC’s future.

 

Familias Unidas - Fighting to stop family separations

October 19, 2012

Rally to support Luis Zarco on Thursday, October 25th in Charlotte.

 

Orphaned by Deportation: An American Story

August 27, 2012

Orphaned by Deportation is an initiative by the Latin American Coalition and Causa Oregon to support American children who have been orphaned by our broken immigration system.

 
 

A Snapshot of Latino Voters in North Carolina

August 08, 2012

New report and outreach initiative focus on tapping the power of 225,000 Latino voters in NC.

 

Free Citizenship Workshop on Saturday, September 8, 2012

August 07, 2012

La Coalición will conduct a free U.S. Citizenship Workshop as part of an ongoing naturalization initiative undertaken by the New Americans Collaboration.

 

Latin American Coalition wins 2012 Family Strengthening Award from NCLR

July 09, 2012

Immigrant Welcome Center honored for supporting Latino/immigrant families in North Carolina.

 

Charlotte's Creative Loafing Drops the i-Word

July 05, 2012

Newspaper pledges to stop using the word “illegal” when referring to undocumented immigrants.

 

Latin American Coalition Will Continue to Fight Anti-Immigrant Laws

June 25, 2012

Today the Supreme Court struck down most of Arizona’s tough immigration law as an unlawful infringement on federal power. While the supreme court has limited the Arizona law, by permitting the  “show me your papers” provision to go into effect it has indirectly legitimized racial profiling for U.S. citizens and immigrants alike.

 

Obama administration to stop deporting DREAM Act eligible youth

June 15, 2012

The Obama Administration and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have announced that effective immediately, certain young people who were brought to the U.S. as young children will be considered for relief from removal from the country or from entering into removal proceedings.

 

Free Citizenship Workshop on Saturday, June 16, 2012

May 23, 2012

La Coalición will conduct a free U.S. Citizenship Workshop as part of an ongoing naturalization initiative undertaken by the New Americans Collaboration.

 

Latino community and allies rally to stop deportation of Gabino Sanchez

May 10, 2012

Latin American Coalition and the N.C. Immigrant Rights Project co-host rally with Congressman Luis Gutierrez on May 15 in Charlotte.

 

Latin American Coalition denounces sheriff and misguided 287(g) enforcement

May 04, 2012

Arpaio’s policies and racial profiling tendencies are not welcomed in North Carolina.

 

Small Business Month 2012

May 03, 2012

Providing the tools and expertise to help Latino entrepreneurs prosper and boost economic development in Charlotte.

 

Latin American Coalition stands against Amendment One in North Carolina

April 27, 2012

Amendment One has disconcerting, unintended consequences that will affect unmarried couples and their children. It could disproportionately affect immigrant families.

 

United 4 The Dream canvassing against Amendment One

April 26, 2012

United 4 The Dream partners with Coalition to Protect All NC Families to go door to door against Amendment One.

 

North Carolina in solidarity with Arizona immigrants

April 25, 2012

Thousands call for Supreme Court to strike down anti-immigrant Arizona law to show they care for human rights.

 

Get on the bus!

April 19, 2012

We Are NC Supreme Court Immigration Hearing Pilgrimage from North Carolina to Washington, DC.

 

Free Citizenship Workshop on Saturday, May 12, 2012

April 17, 2012

La Coalición will conduct a free U.S. Citizenship Workshop as part of an ongoing naturalization initiative undertaken by the New Americans Collaboration.

 

Latin American Coalition and We Are NC stand with immigrants in North Carolina.

March 27, 2012

The Latin American Coalition and We Are NC, an alliance of organizations and individuals working to shift the debate on immigration in North Carolina, will hold a press conference to emphasize the positive impacts of immigrants in our state.

 

U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez and Latin American Coalition demand a stop to family separations

March 13, 2012

On March 13, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL-4) will visit Charlotte, NC to attend the immigration hearing of a man facing deportation.  This is the first hearing in the deportation case against Gabino Sanchez of Ridgeland, SC, a husband and father of two U.S. citizen children and a long term resident of the United States.

 

U.S. Department of Justice finds lack of court access for non-English speakers in North Carolina violates Civil Rights Act

March 08, 2012

Lack of court access for non-English speakers in North Carolina violates Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, the U.S. Department of Justice determined today.

 

A few facts about 287(g)

March 06, 2012

The Latin American Coalition has deep concerns about the 287(g) immigration enforcement program, including the erosion of public trust and public safety, increased financial burden to local governments, as well as the potential to promote racial profiling and civil rights violations.

 

Free Citizenship Workshop on Saturday, March 24, 2012

March 02, 2012

La Coalición, in collaboration with Catholic Social Services and the Vietnamese Association of Charlotte, will conduct a free U.S. Citizenship Workshop as part of an ongoing naturalization initiative undertaken by the New Americans Citizenship Collaboration.

 

The Positive Economic Impact of Immigrants in North Carolina

January 25, 2012

The Latin American Coalition crunches the numbers.

 

Free Citizenship Workshop on Saturday, January 28, 2012

January 23, 2012

La Coalición, in collaboration with Catholic Social Services and the Vietnamese Association of Charlotte, will conduct a free U.S. Citizenship Workshop as part of an ongoing naturalization initiative undertaken by the New Americans Citizenship Collaboration.

 

Department of Homeland Security announces new procedure intention

January 06, 2012

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new procedure that will allow husbands, wives and children of U.S. citizens to remain with their families in the United States while their waiver applications are adjudicated.

 

Students advocate against The Charlotte Observer's use of anti-immigrant slurs

December 19, 2011

Drop the I Word Campaign to picket in front of the Charlotte Observer building.

 

Latin American Coalition joins national immigrant and civil rights groups to repeal H.B. 56

December 15, 2011

The Latin American Coalition, immigrant rights advocates, and civil rights leaders from Alabama and across the country are strategizing on repealing H.B. 56 during the Immigrant National Conventiol hosted by the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) on December 16-17, 2011.

 

Statement on Federal Judge upholding anti-immigrant legislation in Alabama

November 28, 2011

Federal Judge's Ruling Underscores Urgency of Tackling Immigration at the Federal Level through Sensible, Humane and Common-Sense Reform

 

Community Forum - Latino Education in North Carolina: Challenges & Solutions

October 14, 2011

La Coalición, Hispanics in Philanthropy, and The North Carolina Funder’s Collaborative for Strong Latino Communities invites you to a Community Forum.

 

Citizenship Workshop - October 15, 2011

October 01, 2011

FREE CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOP
Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 9:00 am

 

La Coalición Statement about Federal Judge Upholding Anti-Immigrant Legislation in Alabama

September 30, 2011

Federal Judge's Ruling Underscores Urgency of Tackling Immigration at the Federal Level through Sensible, Humane and Common-Sense Reform.

 

New hours for our Immigration Law Clinic

September 18, 2011

Starting on September 19, 2011 we will have a new system for appointments for our immigration services here at La Coalición.

 
 

Nonprofits file for an investigation into court access for non-English speakers (with FAQs)

May 12, 2011

Three North Carolina nonprofits filed an administrative complaint today with the U.S. Department of Justice, claiming that the North Carolina court system has failed to provide interpreters for individuals with limited English proficiency in civil and some criminal court proceedings.

 
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