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28761
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Thousands of undocumented immigrants live in North Carolina, and the state’s Latino population is rapidly growing. With the incoming administration, President-elect Donald Trump proposes to deport immigrants. Organizations such as El Pueblo are encouraging community members to fight against the state legislators’ position on immigration.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 1, Jan 2017, p8-9, il Periodical Website
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28954
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The story of Felipe Molina Mendoza shows how capricious and arbitrary America’s immigration system can be. Mendoza came to North Carolina from Mexico as an undocumented immigrant, and is openly gay. Mendoza describes the immigration process and anxieties surrounding deportation.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 5, Feb 2017, p10-14, il, por Periodical Website
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28961
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The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program grants temporary work permits and a deportation reprieve to undocumented immigrants who arrive as minors. Now, under a new presidency, students are pressing the University of North Carolina system to establish itself as a sanctuary campus by refusing to comply with government efforts to deport undocumented students.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 6, Feb 2017, p9, por Periodical Website
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The Community Alternatives Program in Durham uses Medicaid funds to provide services for children and adults with disabilities and extra needs. The program has helped citizens, such as Sarah Gamble, to have a life and raise a child. Now under a new presidential administration, those previously uninsured and often uninsurable who have gained access to health care under the Affordable Care Act, have found themselves in a deep state of anxiety and uncertainty.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 11, March 2017, p14-17, por Periodical Website
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28985
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Gail Phares is the Triangle-based cofounder of the Raleigh-based organization Witness for Peace Southeast, which advocates for peace, justice, and sustainable economies in Latin America. In the 1980s, Phares was active in the sanctuary movement, when communities of faith harbored and supported undocumented refugees.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 10, March 2017, p30-31, por Periodical Website
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28984
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An estimated twenty thousand fled religious and political persecution in Vietnam and found a new home in North Carolina. An indigenous community comprising about thirty tribal groups, they're often referred to as the Montagnards, a term meaning "mountain people”. Today, North Carolina is home to the largest Montagnard community outside of Vietnam.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 10, March 2017, p28-29, por Periodical Website
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North Carolina’s House Bill 2 mandated that transgenders use public bathrooms that correspond to the gender on their birth certificates, rather than their gender identities. It also blocked local governments from passing anti-discrimination ordinances. Newly elected Governor Roy Cooper just signed House Bill 142 to repeal House Bill 2.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 12, April 2017, p10-15, il Periodical Website
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United States Representative David Price, a Democrat who represents Wake and Orange counties, is trying to improve environmental standards for North Carolina’s hog industry. In late May, Price introduced a bill called the Swine Act, which would encourage the development, certification, and adoption of environmentally sustainable waste-management technologies.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 26, July 2017, p8, por Periodical Website
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James Brigman, a pastor in Rockingham, North Carolina, is walking to Washington D.C. to deliver a message about the Senate’s proposal to cut Medicaid funds. Brigman has a daughter with a rare medical condition who relies on Medicaid for health insurance. The Medicaid cut would have a significant impact on about one-million children in North Carolina.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 26, July 2017, p8, por Periodical Website
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Crossover is the deadline for bills to pass one chamber or the other in order to remain viable for the remainder of the legislative session. The North Carolina legislature’s crossover was April 27, 2017. Eleven bills that beat the deadline have the potential to affect immigrants, minorities, the environment, the free press, and more.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 16, May 2017, p11-13, por Periodical Website
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This is the first of a three-part investigation into North Carolina’s hog-farming industry. The article examines claims by lower-income African American residents of eastern North Carolina that neighboring hog farms have polluted their properties and efforts by lawmakers to shield pork producers from litigation.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 23, June 28 2017, p10-17, por Periodical Website
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This is the second installment of a three-part investigation into North Carolina’s hog-farming industry. This article examines the environmental impacts hog farming has had over the last two decades, particularly on waterways such as the Neuse River.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 24, July 2017, p10-15, il, por Periodical Website
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29085
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This is the third of a three-part investigation into North Carolina’s hog-farming industry. The article discusses ways to make the multi-billion-dollar hog industry more sustainable, both for the environment and the state’s rural population, and the political and financial reasons those steps have not been taken.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 25, July 2017, p11-16, por Periodical Website
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President Trump’s recent executive order suspends all refugee admissions to the United States for 120 days. Most of the prohibited refugees are citizens of majority-Muslim countries, such as Syria, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Iran and Iraq. The implications are uncertain for the refugees who have already settled in North Carolina.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 3, Feb 2017, p9-11, il, por Periodical Website
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Thousands of people gathered in Raleigh, North Carolina to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump. This issue of Indy Week presents stories about this burgeoning movement, from the inauguration protests to the women’s marches.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 2, Jan 2017, p15-21, il, por Periodical Website
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