Media Statement: El Pueblo Decries Governor’s Media Campaign Targeting Immigrant Children

August 5, 2014

Contact: Angeline Echeverría,

El Pueblo Decries Governor’s Media Campaign Targeting Immigrant Children

Raleigh, NC—El Pueblo expressed dismay at Governor Pat McCrory’s continued misguided attempts to address federal immigration issues, after he held a press conference today to complain about federal immigration authorities.

                “Governor McCrory is sending a clear message that immigrants, even children who are fleeing violence, are unwelcome in North Carolina,” said Angeline Echeverría, Executive Director of El Pueblo, Inc.  “Instead of presenting proactive strategies for effective immigrant integration, the Governor continues to waste state resources by focusing his time and energy on this media campaign to criticize federal authorities. The Governor should work to ensure that all children who come to North Carolina, regardless of their immigration status, have the opportunity to grow up in safe, healthy communities.”

To donate to local organizations that are supporting refugee resettlement in Raleigh, visit the following links:

Center for Hispanic Families

US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants-NC

To support organizations who are helping children with legal representation and/or immediate needs in the border region, visit the following links:

Kids In Need of Defense (KIND)

Southwest Key Programs

Federal Emergency Management Agency


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