Research & Data



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June 1, 2023

Anti-immigrant policies in North Carolina hurt us all

Most of us in NC believe that everyone should be able to live a life of dignity and safety. But some politicians in Raleigh are pushing to block immigrants from using identification that would support full participation in communities and seeking to punish local governments that refuse to do the work of federal immigration enforcement….

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October 13, 2022

Unemployment Insurance worked, but NC workers who needed it most didn’t see the full benefit

North Carolina could have benefited even more if our state’s Unemployment Insurance policies were in line with what is needed to stabilize households and local economies during hard times. In 2013, state policymakers made changes that reduced the ef­fectiveness of the program. Today, North Carolina’s Unemployment Insurance continues to provide too few dollars in wage replacement for too short a time for too few of the workers who have lost their jobs.

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Tools & Resources
July 25, 2022

Leveraging local American Rescue Plan dollars to support immigrants in North Carolina

Immigrants are essential workers, neighbors, and members of our communities, yet many have been left out of relief to date. Leveraging local American Rescue Plan dollars can help.

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