DACA http://wfae.org en Top Students Caught In Immigration Debate Find Spots In Private Colleges http://wfae.org/post/top-students-caught-immigration-debate-find-spots-private-colleges <p></p><p>College is hard for many students and families to afford. But take federal financial aid out of the picture, plus in-state rates for public colleges and paying for school becomes nearly impossible. That’s the challenge for students in North Carolina who are here illegally or have deferred status. Some private colleges in the Charlotte area are reaching out to these students.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:29:35 +0000 Lisa Miller 46857 at http://wfae.org Top Students Caught In Immigration Debate Find Spots In Private Colleges Immigrants Line Up For DACA Licenses http://wfae.org/post/immigrants-line-daca-licenses <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Monday was the first day immigrants who were granted&nbsp;deferred action&nbsp;status were eligible to receive their licenses in North Carolina. These are immigrants who were brought to the country as kids by their parents. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The design of the North Carolina driver licenses <a href="http://wfae.org/post/dot-backtracks-pink-drivers-temporary-status-immigrants" target="_blank">generated controversy last month</a> when they were first unveiled because of the bold pink color that easily set them apart from other licenses. A new design was announced a few days ago. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We spoke to a few immigrants standing in line today at the DMV office on North Tryon and Harris Boulevard to get their thoughts.</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:14:04 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 23957 at http://wfae.org Immigrants Line Up For DACA Licenses A 'Modern Day Scarlet Letter': Protesting Pink Licenses http://wfae.org/post/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="http://www.wfae.org/post/nc-drivers-licenses-have-different-look-immigrants-deferred-status" 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 http://wfae.org A 'Modern Day Scarlet Letter': Protesting Pink Licenses NC Driver's Licenses To Have Different Look For Immigrants On Deferred Status http://wfae.org/post/nc-drivers-licenses-have-different-look-immigrants-deferred-status <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced last week that it would be issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to young illegal immigrants who are granted&nbsp;deferred action&nbsp;status by the Obama administration. But local immigration activists are not happy with how the licenses look. &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 05:03:38 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 21660 at http://wfae.org NC Driver's Licenses To Have Different Look For Immigrants On Deferred Status