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

ICE Is Scheduled To Deport A Caring Mother In Winston-Salem

Thursday was a long day for Minerva Garcia, a Mexican mother of two in Winston-Salem. Minerva and her supporters in the Sanctuary City Coalition Winston-Salem spent the day in Charlotte, meeting with officials at Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE has given Minerva until June 30 to return to her native Mexico.

After returning from Charlotte, over a dozen Sanctuary City activists squeezed into Minerva’s small, but warmly decorated modular home on the outskirts of South Winston to discuss what to … Read the rest

Failure Of Winston’s Welcoming Resolution Demonstrated The Reach Of The Right

It’s been a rainy few days, flooding has occurred throughout the Triad. It’s a good time to reflect on the state of the Left. Our nation is divided more or less equally between conservative and progressive opinions. Yet, Republicans control the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court-thanks largely to Gerrymandering and the unaddressed flaws in our electoral system. In North Carolina we have divided government. Unfortunately though, the bulk of the power in North Carolina remains in the GOP-controlled … 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