Latin American Coalition http://wfae.org en 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