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Letter about campaigning for Bilbao was inaccurate

(02/08/09 12:00am)

TO THE EDITOR: UNC-CH Sport Clubs Council does not enforce compulsory volunteering. On behalf of the Sport Clubs Council and Ron Bilbao's student body president campaign I would like to address the inaccuracies put forth in a letter to the editor" (""Mandatory campaigning for Bilbao is undemocratic"" Feb. 6) submitted by Brad Lockwood.

Latino center inaugurated

(09/21/09 12:49am)

Ron Bilbao was sitting in a Carolina Hispanic Association meeting his freshman year when someone suggested starting a Latino Center.He couldn’t get the idea out of his head.Now a senior, Bilbao witnessed the fruits of his labor Friday evening at the unofficial kickoff of the Carolina Latino Collaborative.The network hopes to unify Latino groups on campus, work with the Latino Studies minor program and collaborate with other minority and advocacy groups.

Dream Walkers make trek to bring immigration reform into spotlight

(04/06/10 12:23am)

Correction (April 7 12:57 a.m.): Due to a reporting error, an earlier version of this story misquoted Ron Bilbao, chairman of the Coalition for College Access at UNC. Bilbao said, “Four students walking to D.C. is not the point. It’s the 2.4 million students that live in the shadows.” The story has beenc changed to reflect the correction. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the errors.Students and community members walked nearly 12 miles Monday to show their support for immigration reform. About 60 people joined the Dream Walkers, a group of four students who are walking from Florida to Washington, D.C. in an effort to bring attention to the plight of undocumented students in the U.S.The walkers are making the trip to lobby for the DREAM Act, which would give undocumented students an opportunity to earn their citizenship by getting a college degree or completing two years of military service. Three of the four Dream Walkers are undocumented, and the route they are taking has been dubbed the Trail of Dreams.“This walk is important because many students in our country can’t go to college simply because they’re undocumented,” said Wooten Gough, a member of the Coalition for College Access and Reform Immigration FOR America,  two organizations at UNC that are pushing for the DREAM Act.

The birthright of a generation

(09/06/10 10:14pm)

What does it mean to be a citizen? As the immigration debate heated up this summer, some Republican lawmakers proposed denying babies born of undocumented parents their birthright citizenship, a dangerous idea considering what it could mean for the civil liberties of all Americans. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution states “All persons born or naturalized in the United States … are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”

The immigrant economy

(11/18/10 10:18pm)

Fresh off their victory in the midterm elections this month, Republicans in Congress are prioritizing their agenda for the 112th session. At the top: jobs, debt, and the economy. Meanwhile all signs of addressing real and necessary immigration reform are fading quickly. In light of this, let’s take a look at how immigration reform could aid in growing the U.S. economy.