Monday, April 20, 2009

Chatham County: Another Small Victory in the Immigration Battle

by Jessica Weisberg, NACLA
April 13, 2009

On a Monday evening in February 50 or so protesters stood outside the courthouse in Pittsboro, North Carolina, a small town just south of Chapel Hill. It wasn’t a typical protest – there was no chanting or speeches – the protesters spoke quietly among themselves. Two middle-aged women compared quiche recipes as they held up a large banner that read: “Migration is a Human Right.” Other signs were similarly non-combative: “We Love Chatham County,” “Our Commissioners are Brave.” A few cars honked their horns supportively as they drove by. There didn’t seem to be anything much to protest, at least not here, in Pittsboro. [...]

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