immigration en Task Force To Public: How Can City Be More Immigrant-Friendly? <p>A city immigration task force held the first of a series of listening sessions Thursday. The task force will make recommendations to the city council next year on how to make Charlotte more immigrant-friendly.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The City Council formed the Immigrant </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Integration Task</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Force primarily for two purposes: Make Charlotte more immigrant-friendly and capitalize on immigrant entrepreneurs.</span></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 14:16:57 +0000 Nick de la Canal 51969 at WFAE Talks Steve Smith (and a purple nurple), A Higher Ed. Dilemma For Some Immigrants, Solar Energy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week's show includes archival tape that involves Steve Smith and former Panthers backup quarterback Josh </span>McCown<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Greg and Ben also debate the Panthers' decision to cut Smith.</span></p><p>In more important matters, Greg, Lisa and Ben discuss the challenges that some immigrants have in paying for college, and why a solar energy idea was shelved.</p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:44:22 +0000 Greg Collard, Lisa Miller & Ben Bradford 46956 at WFAE Talks Steve Smith (and a purple nurple), A Higher Ed. Dilemma For Some Immigrants, Solar Energy The Immigration Bill <p>After months of negotiations by a bipartisan group of US Senators dubbed the "Gang of Eight," a new 800-page immigration package has been unveiled. This push for comprehensive immigration reform has been called a "good first step" by some with others voicing concern about certain parts of the bill. The architects of the bill, including South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, are urging Congress to move faster to make a decision about the bill in light of the Boston Marathon tragedy and the immigrants who allegedly carried out the bombings there. We'll dive into the bill to talk about what it covers, who would be affected and talk to a Charlotte immigrant to find out how this would change their immigration status and more, when Charlotte Talks.</p><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 26552 at The Immigration Bill McCrory Closes Latin Affairs Office <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After more than a decade in operation, the state’s office for Latino Affairs has been closed by Governor Pat </span>McCrory<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, upsetting advocates in the community.</span></p><p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 13:34:00 +0000 Ben Bradford 24276 at Charlotte Businessman Pleads Guilty To Immigration Fraud Scheme <p></p><p>A Charlotte resident pleaded guilty in federal court this week to running an immigration scheme that parlayed hundreds of temporary work visas into profits of $13.2 million.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:33:21 +0000 Julie Rose 23823 at A 'Modern Day Scarlet Letter': Protesting Pink Licenses <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dozens of immigrants stood on the corner of Trade and Tryon Street yesterday afternoon in Uptown Charlotte to protest </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">the design of North Carolina's driver's license for young illegal immigrants</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 18:18:53 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 22408 at A 'Modern Day Scarlet Letter': Protesting Pink Licenses Charlotte In 2053: Long Island, New York? <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What will Charlotte look like in 40 years? A couple of pages found tucked in the middle of a routine City Council report reveal some interesting things about the city’s future.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Staff prepared the report to answer questions from City Council transportation committee members about employment and population in the Charlotte area.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here are the highlights:</span></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:44:38 +0000 Ben Bradford 21512 at