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28347
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A recent community event in Chatham County focused on the socio-economic and cultural factors that drive immigrants to risk their lives to come to America. Despite the risks that come with leaving their homes, many Latinos feel the risk is worth it and that North Carolina is a favorable place to live. Speakers and attendees at the event talk about perceptions of America and how to fix some of the problems associated with the immigration system.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 46, November 2007, p4 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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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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38206
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In celebration of the magazine’s golden anniversary was acknowledging100 events, spanning over two centuries, which affected Charlotte. Included was George Washington’s visit (1791); gold’s discovery (1799); James K. Polk’s election as president (1845); Charlotte Female Institute’s founding (1857); Charlotte becoming a music recording hub (1936-1940); NoDa arts district’s founding (1990s); the election of Pat McCrory, the first Charlotte mayor to become governor (2012); election of Vi Lyle, the first black female to become mayor (2017).