Monthly Archives: February 2021

Welcome To Our New Executive Director, Iliana Santillan!

In December, we announced the departure of our dear Angeline Echeverria as our Executive Director. Angeline will be missed greatly at El Pueblo. Over the years she has brought stability and forged strong roots at the organization through her compassionate and insightful leadership. As sad as we are to see her go, we are excited to be welcoming our new Executive Director, Iliana Santillan!

Organizations Condemn N.C. Anti-immigrant Bill

RALEIGH, N.C. – A broad coalition of immigrants’ rights organizations condemns yesterday’s introduction of Senate Bill 101 (SB 101) at the North Carolina General Assembly. The proposed legislation appears to be a copycat of HB 370, a failed 2019 bill that would have required local sheriff officers to interrogate individuals about their immigration status and assist federal agents in detentions and deportations. Gov. Cooper vetoed HB 370 in August 2019, and it did not become law. Advocates call on legislators to advance inclusive policies that keep our communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, not harmful anti-immigrant proposals that create fear.