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Immigration

Immigrant family, attorney react to Pres. Obama's announcement

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video In a prime-time address Thursday, President Barack Obama announced through an Executive Order changes to immigration policy in the United States. The changes could make it easier to get a work permit to live in the country legally, as long as that person fits a certain criteria. Full story...
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McCrory says info lacking on relocated children

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Gov. Pat McCrory says state officials have been kept largely out of the loop about a wave of children who have crossed the Mexican border and ended up in North Carolina. McCrory called a news conference Tuesday to complain about a lack of information from the federal government about roughly 1,200 children who this year were relocated with a sponsor in North Carolina. Full story...
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NC college students lobby for in-state tuition for illegal immigrants

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Some college students participated in a mock graduation at the General Assembly, asking North Carolina lawmakers to extend in-state tuition rates to students who are not in the country legally. Full story...
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Church celebrates new title while pushing for immigration reform

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videoA Wilmington congregation rejoiced in an important honor in the Catholic Church Sunday. Saint Mary Catholic Church became the third basilica in the state early August and celebrated together Sunday afternoon. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory vetoes drug testing for welfare, E-Verify exemption

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videoThe first two vetoes by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory block a requirement that certain welfare applicants be tested for drugs before receiving benefits and an immigration-related measure. Full story...
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Protestors target McIntyre over immigration reform vote

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videoThe Leland office of Rep. Mike McIntyre got a visit from protestors today, who are upset with the Democrat's vote on immigration reform. Full story...
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NC House Dems ask for changes on immigration bill

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Democratic lawmakers are asking the architects of a North Carolina House immigration bill to tone down some of its enforcement measures. Full story...
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NC House Republicans file major immigration bill

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North Carolina House Republicans have filed legislation granting driving privileges to undocumented immigrants while adding new enforcement measures, including a provision allowing law enforcement officers to check immigration status during stops or arrests if they reasonably suspect a person is living in the country illegally. Full story...
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Poll: Most in NC support gun control, voter ID, immigrants

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A new Elon University poll looks at how North Carolinians feel about issues like gun control, voter identification and immigration, as well as their opinion on Gov. Pat McCrory and the General Assembly. Full story...
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Obama speech sets stage for looming policy fights

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President Barack Obama has prepared a second inaugural address that broadly lays out his vision for the country's future while leaving the details of the policy fights over taxes, guns, immigration and other divisive issues for another day. Full story...
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