HB 318 bans refuge for undocumented immigrants

June Park, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015

“We are a nation of laws,” said North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, before signing House Bill 318. “No politician should choose which laws to obey and which laws not to obey, and this includes immigration law.”

The Protect North Carolina Workers Act was signed on Oct. 28, pacifying some but rousing others.

As its name suggests, the law is an attempt to help the workers of North Carolina by outlawing any type of sanctuary ordinance which interferes with the federal immigration policies.

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Billionaire wants to give refugees a home

Brenna Walsh, Staff Writer

October 2, 2015

On Sept. 1, Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris tweeted his plan to aid the refugees in Syria.

“Greece or Italy sell me an island,” tweeted Sawiris. “I’ll call it ‘Independence’ and host the migrants and provide jobs for them building their new country.”

Sawiris is the third-wealthiest man in Egypt with a net worth of $2.9 billion. He owns Orascom Telecom Media and Technology, a company that has investments in Egypt, Lebanon, Pakistan and North Korea.

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FaithAction embraces, supports immigrants

June Park, Staff Writer

September 25, 2015

In the last decade, an unprecedented number of immigrants have joined communities all over the U.S. With them, they have brought their cultures, religions and ethnic identities.

Of course change can bring hardship and erect barriers, but in our community the FaithAction International House organization has chosen to help embrace immigrants and diversity.

“FaithAction International House serves and accompanies thousands of our newest immigrant neighbors, while educating and connecting our diverse community across lines of culture and faith – turning strangers into neighbors!” says the FaithAction website.

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European immigration crisis continues

June Park, Staff Writer

September 25, 2015

Thousands are stuck in overcrowded refugee camps with nowhere to go. Conditions are unsanitary, unheated, and inhumane.

The refugee crisis in Europe has become a significant international problem that may shatter the fragile bonds of the European Union.

Since 2011, the refugee crisis has been getting more significant and deadly. Four million Syrians, in attempts to flee their ruthless government, ISIS terrorism and vicious torture by other groups, have migrated to wealthier European countries for hope of a new life.

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