World News
7:59 pm
Wed September 23, 2015

North Carolina Prepares For More Syrian Refugees

A Syrian family nears the end of their fleeing journey.
Credit Courtesy of World Relief


Secretary of State John Kerry announced this week that the U.S. will take in more refugees worldwide in the coming years, and some of them are already relocating to the Triad. 

North Carolina’s largest resettlement agency is in High Point, with a new office set to open in Winston-Salem this fall. World Relief is a faith-based group that works with churches, businesses and other community members to transition refugees to life in the U.S.

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11:29 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Guilford Education Board Advocates Tuition Reform For Undocumented Immigrants

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The Guilford County Board of Education wants state legislators to allow certain undocumented immigrants to qualify for in-state tuition. Board members consider this a bold and important step forward.

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12:32 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

First Syrian Refugees Arrive In Triad

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The first in the current wave of Syrian refugees will arrive in the Triad this week.

Church World Service and World Relief are working with the U.S. State Department and the United Nations to resettle refugees.

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Radio Camp
10:05 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Raleigh Bailey and the Center for New North Carolinians Welcome Immigrants and Refugees

Radio Camper Ian Olson speaks with the Center for New North Carolinians Director Raleigh Bailey
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Raleigh Bailey is the founding director of the Center for New North Carolinians. He and his group work to help new immigrants in North Carolina have access to various resources and services. He sat down with WFDD Radio Camper Ian Olson.

When I first saw Mr. Bailey, he had a big smile and hat. He made great conversation. First I asked him why he feels it is important to help new immigrants.

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6:00 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Piedmont Reacts to Federal Government's Treatment of Undocumented Children

Hispanics living in the Piedmont fear for the safety of thousands of children who have illegally entered the United States.

The crisis of thousands of undocumented children pouring into the United States has many in the Piedmont worried.

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4:01 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Immigration Reform Focus of Upcoming Event in Greensboro

North Carolina has almost 400,000 undocumented immigrants. Some agricultural and other businesses in the state rely on immigrant labor for jobs they say are hard to fill.

Numerous groups across North Carolina continue to push for federal immigration reform. Now they want residents to get involved in the discussion.

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5:04 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Entrepreneural Immigrants Have Made It in America

A view of Genesis Aviation's shop
Credit Genesis Aviation

Immigrants have long come to our country to create the businesses they envisioned and live the American Dream.  This week, the Business Journal is profiling some of these very successful entrepreneurs.  Business Journal contributing writer Justin Catanoso, who is also director of Wake Forest University's journalism program, visited our studios to discuss these immigrants who have ‘Made it in America' with WFDD's Audrey Fannin.

Correction: Yuni Nguyen, owner of the American Language Academy in Greensboro, was misidentified as male in the report. Our apologies to Ms. Nguyen!

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10:51 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Saul Flores speaks at Forsyth Tech

Photo by Saul Flores part of his work on The Walk of Immigrants
Credit From the Web site

Forsyth Technical Community College hosted a presentation Monday by Saul Flores. In 2010, Flores – then a student at North Carolina State University- decided to walk the path his mother took when she migrated to the U.S. The result was a 5,328 mile journey that took him to his mother’s hometown in southern Mexico and his father’s hometown in El Savador.

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