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Durham Leaders Approve Plans for Immigration Office

Posted April 5, 2007

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— The Durham City Council on Thursday approved plans for an immigration office in southern Durham.

The office, which will be on Roycroft Drive near the Wake County line, will make it easier for Triangle residents to apply for green cards, visas and citizenship.

For years, people have had to go to Charlotte for those services.

The office is expected to open within the next year.

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  • El Doggo Apr 8, 2007

    This will be great! Keep the illegals out of Durham! Wouldn't want to dilute the murder stats with illegals... :-P

  • ncsufamily24 Apr 7, 2007

    Another circus coming to town! And in Durham,too!

  • At Work Apr 7, 2007

    Everyone is talking about my tax dollar, well dont you think they will charge to get all this paper work done therefore in the end there will be more money so your $100.00 that you paid into taxes is going to double!!!

  • independent_thinker Apr 6, 2007

    wizard "You won't be able to cross the border in other countries with-out legal documentation."

    I've been to 4 European countries --You sure as heck do cross the borders without documentation. You show your passport, they stamp it, and that's the end of their interaction with you. I know several US citizens who stayed longer than was stamped in their passport.

    It's even easier now with the European Union.

  • readme Apr 6, 2007

    Sounds like an excellent use of my tax dollars.

  • idontwantascreenname Apr 6, 2007

    Are you kidding me, please tell me that you know more about how the system works than it sounds on these comments(they should have to have their papers before they get here)!!!!! do you apply to become a resident when you go visit grandma in canada??? PLEASE this is a good thing!!!! People will be more likely to keep the papers that they do have current if they do not have to go so far to do it.
    Yes Yes I know, most of you read this story and think illegal Immg. But in reality illegals would not touch that office with a ten foot pole.

  • wizard633 Apr 6, 2007

    They should get their legal papers at the border. You won't be able to cross the border in other countries with-out legal documentation. Think about it.

  • mslisac363 Apr 6, 2007

    How did people get this far without a green card?

  • 2little2late Apr 6, 2007

    RE:"The office, which will be on Roycroft Drive near the Wake County line, will make it easier for Triangle residents to apply for green cards, visas and citizenship."...just a thought..aren't the green cards, visas, and citizenship applications supposed to be filled out b4 someone, whether Hispanic or not, enters out country?

  • Irishgreek Apr 6, 2007

    Charlotte was fine.Does anyone know where the money comes from for this?