Southeast Asian 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 Future Of Family Visas Worries Immigration Activists http://wfae.org/post/future-family-visas-worries-immigration-activists <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Immigration advocates in Charlotte are waiting anxiously for a group of U.S. senators known as the "Gang of Eight" to unveil their plan for immigration reform.</span></p><p>That plan may create a path to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally. But advocates are concerned that immigrants may also lose something as part of a deal – a chance to reunite with their families.</p><p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 20:25:33 +0000 Michael Tomsic 24856 at http://wfae.org Future Of Family Visas Worries Immigration Activists 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