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27530
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The flea market at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds in Newton, North Carolina offers an international variety of produce and street food. The diversity is largely due to the region’s roots in manufacturing, and immigrant groups, such as the Hmong and Mayans, who brought their farming traditions with them.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 84 Issue 9, February 2017, p102-108, il, por Periodical Website
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27532
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On Ocracoke Island, where old-timers claim kin from Blackbeard’s day, a new community is taking shape. Most of the newcomers are from Hidalgo, Mexico, and many are from the same extended family. The two cultures may not speak the same native language, but they understand that the best way to weather change is together.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 84 Issue 9, February 2017, p116-120, il, por Periodical Website
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27531
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From pita bread to pickles to politics, generations of Lebanese-American families have carried their culture, food, and traditions to North Carolina. While food and agriculture businesses are common in the stories of many Lebanese immigrants, others have been committed to building a strong community through job creation and downtown Raleigh revitalization.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 84 Issue 9, February 2017, p110-115, il, por Periodical Website
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28751
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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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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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28763
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Juvencio Rocha-Peralta is the Executive Director of the Association of Mexicans in North Carolina whose headquarters are located in Greenville. Rocha-Peralta is concerned about the future of the community of Mexicans in North Carolina, the future of their children, and the future outcome of heightened fears of deportation since President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Roach-Peralta discusses his history, his groups mission, and the work still to be done.
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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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28982
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Wildin Acosta is well-known among the Latino and undocumented immigrant community in Durham. Acosta’s case is among at least six in North Carolina involving high-school-age immigrants who could qualify as refugees but instead were detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement last spring. All have been released, and they are now seeking asylum and advocating for immigrants.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 10, March 2017, p19-21, por Periodical Website
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28981
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Widely publicized immigration sweeps, anti-immigrant rhetoric on the state and national levels, and a stream of proposed new laws targeting the undocumented have put immigrants in North Carolina at unease. In Wake County, undocumented residents question whether to report crimes because doing so might lead to their deportation.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 10, March 2017, p16-18, por Periodical Website
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28980
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In 1997, Lilian Cardona and her family fled to North Carolina from Guatemala to escape violence, war, and drugs. With no criminal record, a valid work permit, and a baby due in May, Lilian fears she will be deported under President Trump’s new immigration policies.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 10, March 2017, p12-14, por Periodical Website
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28979
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For centuries, North Carolina has leaned on the labor and initiative of immigrants from across the globe. James H. Johnson, a professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, covers the history and patterns of immigration in North Carolina.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 10, March 2017, p10-11, por Periodical Website
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More than six thousand pastors have signed a letter to President Donald Trump supporting the country’s refugee resettlement program, including almost twenty from North Carolina. Supporters say that loving one’s neighbor and welcoming the stranger are key tenets of Christianity. Durham’s Hope Valley Baptist Church and other volunteers have converted spaces into short-term housing and become mentors for refugees.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 10, March 2017, p24-25, por Periodical Website
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28987
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The growing population of Latinos and immigrants in North Carolina is evident in the food industry. However, immigrant cooks, such as Luis Ortega, are rarely acknowledged for their intelligence, creativity, and culinary talents. Ortega came to North Carolina for a better life, but returned to Mexico because he felt invisible as an immigrant cook and feared deportation.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 10, March 2017, p34-35, 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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