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League of Women Voters presents Part 2 of immigration series

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The Henderson County League of Women Voters will present the second in its three-part series on Immigration: Fact vs. Fiction 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in the St. Francis Room, in the lower level of Immaculate Conception Church.   Read Story »

Tags: immigration | League of Women Voters

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

League announces series on immigration 'Facts and Fiction'

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The Henderson County League of Women Voters will host a three-part series on immigration policies and practices, "Immigration 101: Facts vs. Fiction," over three months.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Edwards rips Cooper's veto of ICE bill

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The political squabble continues in Raleigh over the Legislature's bill forcing sheriffs statewide to comply with federal with customs enforcement agents' detainer request.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Supporter defends Hawkins after 287(g) critic demands he resign

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George Pappas, an immigration lawyer, has been demanding that Henderson County stop cooperating with federal customs enforcement officers by holding undocumented inmates who are subject to being deported.   Read Story »

Tags: immigration | Henderson County Commissioner Grady Hawkins | 287g | George Pappas

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Attorney blasts, Griffin defends renewal of 287(g) agreement

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Under pressure from the Board of Commissioners and Tea Party speakers at board meetings, Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin announced last week he plans to renew a partnership with federal immigration officers to hold undocumented crime suspects in the county jail.   Read Story »

Tags: immigration | 2018 sheriff election | 287g

Henderson County News

Griffin to renew ICE pact

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Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin announced Thursday that he plans to renew a contract to continue cooperating with the Department of Homeland Security through the 287(g) program. Griffin, who had said during the 2018 campaign for sheriff that he was not sure he would renew the ICE agreement, made the decision after numerous residents had appeared before the Board of Commissioners since January to express support for the program and after commissioners, last week, agreed to send a letter urging him to continue the program.   Read Story »

Tags: immigration | ICE office | 287g | ICE

Henderson County News

LOCAL BRIEFS: HHS Senior Play, Dream Breakfast, Quilts of Valor

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For nearly a century, seniors at Hendersonville High School have concluded their high school career with the Senior Play, a time to bond as a class, create a memory that will last a lifetime and leave a final mark on HHS.   Read Story »

Tags: immigration | WNC Quilting Guild | HHS Senior Play | dreamers

Henderson County News

County commits to funding 287G program

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Whatever the cost, Henderson County commissioners are prepared to pay to continue partnering with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in the 287G program, which aids in identifying and deporting undocumented immigrants arrested for violating state laws. That was the clear message commissioners delivered on Wednesday to Sheriff Lowell Griffin, who has said the ICE program, once considered a way to land federal money to support local law enforcement efforts, is a burden on local taxpayers that does not pay itself.   Read Story »

Tags: immigration | Tea Party | Lowell Griffin | 287g

Henderson County News

Supporters of 287g urge county to keep ICE partnership

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Henderson County News

Latino advocacy groups protest recent ICE arrests

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Henderson County Business

Labor exodus could cost $100 million

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Panelists at a forum on immigration reform said the nation's immigration policy is irrevocably broken and needs to be fixed for economic and moral reasons.   Read Story »

Tags: immigration | farming | apple farming | green industries | Bert Lemkes | Mark Williams | Agribusiness Henderson County

Henderson County News

McCrory defends immigration bill veto

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On a visit to Hendersonville Monday to ride in the parade that honors the apple, Gov. Pat McCrory defended his veto of a bill that apple growers say they need to ensure an adequate supply of harvest labor.   Read Story »

Tags: immigration | farming | apple farming | Gov. Pat McCrory

Henderson County Business

Delegation forecasts votes to override farm labor veto

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The General Assembly likely has the votes to override Gov. Pat McCrory's veto of a bill that Henderson County farmers strongly support as a stopgap fix to ensure an adequate labor supply, local legislators said.   Read Story »

Tags: immigration | farming | 2013 rainfall

Mills River Business

Ag tour highlights labor issue for farmers

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MILLS RIVER — At the stops on a farm tour, workers toiled in the background.   Read Story »

Tags: immigration | farming | Van Wingerden Greenhouses | Jason Davis | North River Farms | Flavor 1st | Kirby Johnson

Henderson County Life

Donors help Dream scholarships

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About 250 supporters of Dream Scholarships for Hispanic high school seniors and college students turned out Sunday for a fundraising festival.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville News

City issues permit for ICE office

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Hendersonville officials have issued a permit for an immigration enforcement office on Sixth  at Justice Street after the building's owners made changes to ensure that the office won't house suspected criminals.   Read Story »

Tags: immigration | Hendersonville City Council | ICE office | Henderson County Sheriff's Department | zoning administrator Susan Frady

Henderson County News

Farmers appeal to Hagan for help on labor issue

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Awaiting U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan's arrival in Hendersonville last week, Mark Williams, the county's Agribusiness Development director, received an email that perfectly supported the message he and other farming advocates wanted Hagan to hear.   Read Story »

Tags: immigration | farming | apple farming