Posts tagged "North Carolina"

El Camino: From Costa Rica to North Carolina

El Camino: From Costa Rica to North Carolina
Sussy Huskey, 36, moved from Costa Rica to North Carolina 15 years ago. She was recruited by Harrah’s to work at a casino on an Indian reservation in Cherokee. “The Cherokee people gave me a nice welcome because of my dark skin and hair,” Huskey said. “At first they thought I was Cherokee too.” But... Read more »

El Camino: Fighting fracking in North Carolina

El Camino: Fighting fracking in North Carolina
Our road took us through North Carolina and to Cherokee, the site of an Indian reservation and a Harrah’s casino. I wasn’t interested in gambling just driving through the reservation to see what we would find. At the main intersection on the reservation and across the street from the casino, there were people holding “Don’t... Read more »

Chicago immigrants arrested outside DNC

Chicago immigrants arrested outside DNC
Updated Sept. 6, 2012: The undocumented immigrants arrested outside the DNC Tuesday in North Carolina will only be charged with a misdemeanor for blocking traffic. Rosi Carrasco, a Chicago resident, arrested with her husband and daughter, said that immigration agents were called but that they were not detained on any immigration charges. Carrasco said that... Read more »
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Hunger strikes and protests, activists step up campaign for DREAM Act and immigration reform

Hunger strikes and protests, activists step up campaign for DREAM Act and immigration reform
Activists are using hunger strikes and protests to call attention to the need for changes to our federal immigration laws. In Chicago, Rev. Jose Landaverde is on a hunger strike to call attention to the need for comprehensive immigration reform. Since June 17, he has only consumed juice and water and his action is part... Read more »