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The North Carolina Board of Elections 9-0 vote last week to fight a wide-ranging subpoena from the U.S. Justice Department was a rare moment of bipartisanship in the state, with Republicans saying the federal government overreached in an apparent effort to fight voter fraud.

Marshall Terry

The Mecklenburg County sheriff's office said 578 people were placed in deportation proceedings and 288 people ultimately deported through the federal 287 (g) program over the last year. Those numbers were released Wednesday at a public meeting.

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Immigrant groups in North Carolina are mobilizing amid reports that President Donald Trump may end the DACA program, while giving Congress six months to come up with a possible replacement.

Juana Tobar Ortega (lower center) with family members.
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A church in Greensboro is offering sanctuary to a Guatemalan immigrant who is in the U.S. illegally.
Juana Luz Tobar Ortega took refuge on Saturday inside St. Barnabas Episcopal Church with the blessing of church leaders.  

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A coalition of immigrant and advocacy groups have planned a second citywide boycott, rally, and march for Monday, May 1, during which they will call on Charlotte's corporate and government leaders to take bolder steps to support local immigrants and refugees.

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By noon, the crowds began to pour into uptown's Marshall Park. The local Spanish-language radio station, La Raza 106.1FM, supplied music as a line of volunteers hauled cases of water bottles into the park and procrastinators hastily scrawled last-minute messages onto sheets of poster board.  

Hundreds of families arrived with school-age children in tow, ignoring CMS officials who urged parents against doing so earlier in the week. One 15-year-old high school student, Ciera Medina, said she should have been at J.M. Robinson High School, but skipped with her four younger siblings.

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Pro-immigrant demonstrators blocked traffic in front of the North Carolina governor’s mansion Thursday as they protested a new law that tightens local police collaboration with federal immigration agents. WUNC's Jorge Valencia has more.