Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals 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 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 Impact Of Latino Vote Spurs Optimism For Immigration Legislation http://wfae.org/post/impact-latino-vote-spurs-optimism-immigration-legislation <p></p><p>In Charlotte, the Latin American Coalition is aiming to put its mark on the policies that follow the election. That's after Latino voters played a key role in reelecting President Obama, accounting for about one out of every 10 ballots cast nationwide and voting overwhelmingly for the president.</p><p>Mary Espinosa is a U.S. citizen, but some of her family members are not. That was the biggest thing on the 18-year-old’s mind as she walked into the polls this year to vote for the first time.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 14:51:27 +0000 Michael Tomsic 15418 at http://wfae.org Impact Of Latino Vote Spurs Optimism For Immigration Legislation