Tell Your MoCs to Stand Up for Childhood Arrivals and Co-Sponsor S.1615 and H.R. 3591

One of the most important programs created under President Obama was the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The program has allowed close to a million immigrants who arrived in the U.S. at a young age to live and work in the U.S. lawfully. It is one of the most celebrated programs under President Obama—and now Trump is dead set on getting rid of it, and then deporting those who have benefited from it. Here is what you need to know about it. What is DACA? In 2012, President Obama created the DACA program to grant relief from deportation to individuals who came to the U.S. as children, if they met a number of requirements (like background checks). The Obama Administration recognized...

Our gratitude for those who attended Wednesday’s rally!

Hundreds of North Carolinians — including native-born and immigrant Americans as well as undocumented — gathered in Bicentennial Plaza in Raleigh Wednesday afternoon in protest of the Trump Administration's policy directing families to be separated at the border. A policy that has also led to the caging of migrant children.          IN THE NEWS: "Families Belong Together" Rally Draws Raleigh Crowd Despite Executive Order Although President Trump signed an executive order temporarily ending the separation of families just hours before the rally's start, the protest continued as planned. It was not lost on those in the crowd that the president could have pushed through such a measure much earlier, and there remains still much to change. Carolina Peace...

EVENT: Families Belong Together

Hundreds gathered to protest the separation of migrant families at the border. RSVP on Facebook. [gallery columns="4" link="file" ids="7020,7456,7455,7457"] WUNC coverage Carolina Resistance coverage N&O Coverage La Conexion coverage ABC coverage

URGENT Call to Action: 10,773 Children Held

Please read this post in detail and take action by calling and visiting in groups to your congressional leaders and senators. It’s imperative you take peaceful legislative action to ensure safety of migrant children who are being separated from their parents at the border and oppose the separation of children from their parents. You must demand the following: My name is [Your Name] and I reside at [Your address and District]. I’m deeply concerned and ashamed to be an American today witnessing such draconian and inhumane polices towards migrant children. It’s unacceptable to take children away from parents and imperative that such practices are suspended immediately. It’s also imperative that migrants and children held in the detention centers across the...

BREAKING: Court Denies Trump Admin Request for ACLU Case Dismissal

The Southern District Court of California has denied the Trump Administration's request to dismiss the ACLU's class-action lawsuit on behalf of parents and children brutally separated at the border. US District Judge Dana M. Sabraw wrote, “The government actors responsible for the ‘care and custody’ of migrant children have, in fact, become their persecutors." #FamiliesBelongTogether

Vigil for Victims of Santa Fe Shooting

Raleigh, NC | Community members gathered Wednesday for a candlelight vigil, prayers, die-in, and Chinese lantern send-off for each one of the victims of the #SantaFeShooting. A gathering to remember the victims of Sante Fe and all other acts of gun violence. The event was organized in collaboration with the Carolina Peace Center, March for Our Lives, Triangle Daily Call to Action, and Students Demand Action. Let the pictures speak for themselves:         

Moral Monday Poor People’s Campaign

Carolina Peace Center supports nonviolent, peaceful struggle for the rights of marginalized communities. Honored today to stand by Rev. Barber in Moral Monday Poor People’s Campaign.

Customs and Border Patrol Accused of Severe Abuse

We are deeply troubled with reports of immigrant children being abused by the US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP). The reports show evidence of CBP holding migrant children in excess of the 72-hour maximum period permitted by law, as well as officials’ efforts to deport children without due process and via coercion. Examples of the documented alleged abuses by CBP against children include: Punched a child’s head three times Kicked a child in the ribs Used a stun gun on a boy, causing him to fall to the ground, shaking, with his eyes rolling back in his head Ran over a 17-year-old with a patrol vehicle and then punched him several times Verbally abused detained children, calling them dogs and “other ugly...