Latin American Coalition http://wfae.org en Group Readies For Arrival Of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children http://wfae.org/post/group-readies-arrival-unaccompanied-immigrant-children <p>Since October, an estimated 57,000 unaccompanied minors have entered the country. The Border Patrol estimates that number could reach 90,000 by the end of September, although the number of daily arrivals is starting to slow.</p><p>As debate continues in Washington over how to deal with this surge, the Latin American Coalition is busy making plans to help kids they expect to eventually end up in the Charlotte area.</p><p>WFAE’s Marshall Terry spoke to the Coalition’s Armando Bellmas. Here's their conversation.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:04:34 +0000 Marshall Terry 55475 at http://wfae.org N.C. Advocates, Business Leaders React To Immigration Proposal http://wfae.org/post/nc-advocates-business-leaders-react-immigration-proposal <p></p><p>"A good first step." That's how some North Carolina immigration advocates and business leaders are describing the immigration overhaul filed in the U.S. Senate Wednesday.</p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:03:24 +0000 Michael Tomsic 25493 at http://wfae.org N.C. Advocates, Business Leaders React To Immigration Proposal Hundreds March In Charlotte For Immigration Reform http://wfae.org/post/hundreds-march-charlotte-immigration-reform <p>Hundreds of people marched two miles through Charlotte Wednesday to voice their support for immigration reform. The Latin American Coalition helped organize and lead the march.</p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:17:14 +0000 Michael Tomsic 25055 at http://wfae.org Hundreds March In Charlotte For Immigration Reform Charlotte Groups Team Up To Help Legal Immigrants Become Citizens http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-groups-team-help-legal-immigrants-become-citizens <p>About 100 immigrants in Charlotte took a big step toward becoming U.S. citizens Sunday. They’re all legal residents. And as part of a national campaign, three local groups teamed up at UNC Charlotte to help them apply for citizenship.</p><p>The main thing that’s kept Hing Fu and his family from trying to become U.S. citizens is the cost.</p><p>"We are below the poverty line at the moment," Fu said.</p><p>He's a senior at UNC Charlotte. He and his mom emigrated from Hong Kong more than a decade ago, and his stepdad is from Mexico.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:31:22 +0000 Michael Tomsic 17373 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Groups Team Up To Help Legal Immigrants Become Citizens 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