Minerva Garcia And Her Family Take Sanctuary In Greensboro Church

Thursday Minerva Garcia and her two young sons took sanctuary at Congregational Church of Christ in Greensboro. Minerva becomes just the second undocumented immigrant in North Carolina (both in Greensboro) to take refuge in a church to avoid deportation.

Thursday was a good day for Minerva and her supporters. No one wants to effectively be imprisoned in a church, but it’s better than what ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) had planned for Minerva. When she reported to ICE several weeks … Read the rest

Minerva Garcia: Another Example Of Our Broken Legal System

Time is not on Minerva Garcia’s side. Despite her best efforts to stay in this country with her children, ICE is poised to deport her. Unless ICE issues a stay of deportation, Minerva will be on a bus back to Mexico by Friday.

Minerva’s case for staying here in Winston is a just one. That’s why members of Winston’s faith community have rallied to her side in recent weeks. She came to this country 17 years ago to provide a … Read the rest

Winston-Salem City Council Refuses To Support Undocumented Immigrants

It looked like last night’s Winston-Salem City Council meeting would finally see Council Member Dan Besse’s Welcoming City resolution come to a vote. But that wasn’t the case. In a surprise move, Besse removed his resolution from the city council’s agenda without any opposition or debate. Besse stated that he wasn’t giving up on his Welcoming City resolution. Rather, he was working on a compromise that the city council could endorse. I think it’s time for progressive activists to give … Read the rest

After Shaming McCrory in D.C., GSO ISO Stands With Immigrants In The Triad

It’s been a great week for the Greensboro chapter of the International Socialist Organization. Last Friday the GSO ISO organized a caravan (a bus and two or three vans) of protesters to D.C. There they joined hundreds of thousands of activists from all around the country, whose very presence unnerved Donald Trump. While the Women’s March on Washington received national headlines, it was the GSO ISO’s public shaming of ex-governor Pat McCrory that received state and local attention.… Read the rest