Immigration


Oscar Flores, a healthcare worker from Durham, was one of two North Carolina immigrants brought into the country as children who received "surprise" scholarships last week from WGU North Carolina. (Image via screenshot)
Blocked from Financial Aid, Two NC Immigrants Land ‘Surprise’ College Scholarships

The nonprofit online university WGU North Carolina granted two “surprise” $10,000 scholarships last week to a healthcare worker from Durham and a teaching assistant from Siler City.

In this Wednesday, June 24, 2015 photo, Rev. William Barber speaks at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
My Favorite Stories of 2020: NC In All Its Complicated Splendor

Politics and pandemics, it was a difficult and confounding year. Here’s a look inside my top stories of 2020 in NC.

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This Woman Came to the US for a Better Life. She Says ICE’s Abuse Awaited Her Instead.

Elizabeth was detained when her baby was just 4 months old. She is part of a class-action petition and complaint that includes 14 women who claim they suffered medical abuse while in immigration custody.

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Biden: I Will Create a Task Force to Reunite 545 Children With Families on Day One

The Trump administration separated thousands of children from their families at the border between 2017 and 2018, and 545 children remain without their families.

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545 Undocumented Children Are Orphans Because of Trump

The missing parents are from Trump’s 2017 pilot program to separate families at the border.

Immigration enforcement increases as Election Day draws near
Trump Administration Ramps Up ICE Raids Ahead of the Election

Two unnamed ICE officials told the Washington Post that the increase in raids were more about politics than enforcement, as President Donald Trump has repeatedly condemned so-called sanctuary cities.

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Trump Administration Knew What It Was Doing With Its Child-Separation Policy, Watchdog Report Says

A draft report from the Justice Department's inspector general revealed that Jeff Sessions and others encouraged the “zero-tolerance” policy that separated more than 4,000 children from their families at the US-Mexico border.