Hosted by El Centro Hispano, an evening of Latin music, food and wine came to Chapel Hill nonprofit Extraordinary Ventures on Saturday to celebrate and support programs that help the Latino immigrant community, DACA recipients and foster citizenship through El Centro Hispano's immigration programs.
The concert also helped to benefit the “Liberation NOT Deportation Regional Fund” program, which helps families that have been impacted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids.
“You don’t know what’s going to happen next,” Anayely Coronilla-Campos, a first-year student whose family has been separated by ICE, said. “It’s really the worst that could ever happen."
She said her father is currently detained in Atlanta. The rest of her family is currently in North Carolina, an hour away from UNC. She said the trips her family has to make between Atlanta, their home and Chapel Hill are especially stressful.
"It’s not just a personal situation, it’s more of a ripple effect," she said.