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Immigration and Andy Griffith

With all that's going on in DC it seems the immigration debate is being overlooked. Here is great Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer op-ed from Representative Michael Wray (Northampton and Halifax counties) about what Congress should do with immigration, using a story from NC's own Andy Griffith Show. What better way to talk about this contentious topic than with Andy Griffith?

Immigration & Andy Griffith
By Representative Michael Wray

When it comes to immigration, federal lawmakers should ask themselves: what would Andy Griffith do?

An NC Dreamer longs for a release from immigration limbo

Will there be a short-term DACA fix included in this upcoming government spending bill? Whether there is or not, it is past time to give Dreamers certainty beyond short-term fixes! Take a look at this News & Observer article below.

An NC Dreamer longs for a release from immigration limbo
BY MICHELLE VALLADAREZ

Justice for DACA

Another great post on DACA, this time in The Carolinian (UNCG's student newspaper). It is time for Congress to act on behalf of DACA recipients.

Area Dreamer Wants Congress to Act

The op-ed below was recently sent to me and I thought I'd share it. It is especially noteworthy with DACA and immigration in the news. I urge you to give it a read.

By MIRIAM AMADO
In May I will graduate from the University of Mount Olive. Like most soon-to-be graduates, I am looking forward to graduation with mixed emotions; pride in this accomplishment — I am the first member of my family to attend college — but anxiety about what the future holds.

Wray and Garrison Tour Novozymes

Recently Representative Terry Garrison (District 32) and Representative Michael Wray (District 27) traveled outside of their districts to visit Novozymes – an international corporation with a North American headquarters in Franklinton, NC. Novozymes researches, develops, and produces the biological catalysts for many of the products we use every day; everything from bread and beer to biofuels used in our cars.

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