CARRBORO, N.C. -- At its Tuesday meeting on April 18, 2023, the Carrboro Town Council renewed its support for the Temporary Protected Status program for Guatemala and urged the Department of Homeland Security to designate Guatemala as a Temporary Protected Status country.
The Town of Carrboro has long shown support for its immigrant communities, including many immigrants from Central America. Carrboro has resolved that it is a welcoming community for minors seeking refuge from violence in their home countries, and urged the federal government to ensure that those seeking safety in the United States receive due process and legal representation.
The resolution was received by Consul Genera Jorge Archila of the Consulate General of Guatemala in Raleigh. It will be forwarded to Congresswoman Valerie Foushee.
Special guests to the Town Council meeting for this resolution included (left to right) Marilena Maraziegos, Mayor Pro Tem Susan Romaine, Council Member Eliazar Posada, Council Member Randee Haven-O’Donnell, Eliazar Cifuentes, Council Member Sammy Slade, Wendy Tenorio, Mayor Damon Siles, Jorge Archila, Luis Quincin, Council Member Barbara Foushee, Klisman Garcia, Council Member Danny Nowell, Klisman Garcia and Judith Montenegro.
Read the full resolution at https://www.carrboronc.gov/2630/Proclamations-and-Resolutions