Illegal Immigration

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It’s almost impossible to turn on the TV or radio, read the paper, or look at your news feed on your smart phone and not see a story about the recent Executive Order on Immigration. 

Signed by President Donald Trump last month, it temporarily halts the admittance of refugees into the U.S. and prevents immigrants from seven predominantly-Muslim countries from coming to the U.S.  However, enforcement of the Order is on hold. 

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Over the first weekend of 2016, federal immigration agents raided homes in Texas, Georgia, and North Carolina.  They detained people thought to be illegal immigrants – primarily from Central America.  The raids have prompted an outcry from Hispanic and Latino advocacy groups and a letter, signed by 130 Congressional Democrats, calling for an end to the raids. 

Brunswick County

Brunswick County will not house illegal immigrants, including minors.  That’s the County Commissioners’ official response to the recent border surge.

At a weekend conference to discuss the impact of illegal immigration, politicians, candidates, and activists came to talk, share ideas, and show support for immigration reform.

A conference to discuss illegal immigration brought dozens of people to the Cape Fear Community College Schwartz Center in downtown Wilmington on Saturday.

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South Carolina law enforcement officials may soon be permitted to verify immigration status under certain circumstances.