CHARLOTTE (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Charlotte’s Latin community is pleading for help in helping immigrants coming into the Queen City.
The Latin American Coalition held a news conference on Friday, Aug. 5, and said Charlotte is seeing a surge of people coming into the area from the Mexican border.
They said approximately 1,400 men, women, and children have arrived in the area since May 2022.
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The group said resources within the City of Charlotte are running thin.
“We’re here to make a call to the community to let the community know we need help. We need to increase the capacity of certain families. We’re going to make a call to the city, to the county, to the state to let them know that this is a situation that we have to address. We have to be proactive so that we can manage it in the best possible way,” Jose Hernandez-Paris said with the Latin American Coalition.
The Latin American Coalition believes many of the people coming to Charlotte are coming to the area because the city has a Federal Immigration Court.