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Following the events of September 11 a growing suspicion of all immigrants caused many Hispanics to lose their construction jobs through layoff choices

. There were 77,000 Hispanics in North Carolina ten years ago. Today the state boasts a Hispanic community of 379,000 and growing. With the rise in numbers comes the rise in crime rates as well. Those who are opposed to the influx insist that the immigrants are more prone to criminal activity while those who advocate for the influx believe the rise can be attributed to any rise in any population number. Immigrants in Charlotte North Carolina are feeling the current economic pinch just as they are in other cities. The original reasons for coming to Charlotte are slowly fading. The booming job market was a big draw. However, another reason that Charlotte attracts immigrants is because the aging immigrants can survive in the area financially as well as health wise. In colder more expensive areas the elderly immigrants and middle aged immigrants suffer many more hardships than they do in a warm thriving area like Charlotte.

The total percentage in North Carolina of rising immigrant status is 400%. Charlotte takes more than its share of those numbers according ot latest statistics. North Carolina has boosted itself to the number one spot in the nation for attracting and keeping immigrants

. "North Carolina's booming Hispanic population fueled a 21.4% growth rate the past decade as the state grew to more than 8 million residents, according to Census 2000 data

In light of the terrorist attacks last summer the INS has stepped up the policing efforts of the past regarding immigrants. In North Carolina as well as other places there are much tighter restrictions on visa requirements and immigration processes. Whereas in the past many illegal immigrants lived in the open without fear of the INS those days are coming to a close as INS gears up for more stringent hunt and find methods for illegal and undocumented workers living in this country

Arthur.C. "Hispanics Feel Economy Pinch ." AP Online; (2002): January.

DOUG JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer, N.C. Hispanics Feel Economy Pinch., AP Online, 01-03-2002.

Larry Copeland, Hispanics up 400% in a state that's 'making its move'., USA Today, 03-22-2001, pp 08A.

DOUG JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer, Many Hispanics Leave After Sept. 11., AP Online, 01-03-2002.

Author not available, Hispanic influx leads to tensions in N.C.; Newcomers drawn by abundant jobs., The Washington Times, 02-28-2000, pp A2.

Marian L. Smith, Historian

http://www.ins.usdoj.gov/graphics/aboutins/history/articles/OVIEW.htm

Originally published in A Historical Guide to the U.S. Government, edited by George T. Kurian.

New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Reprinted with permission.

Marian L. Smith, Historian http://www.ins.usdoj.gov/graphics/aboutins/history/articles/OVIEW.htm

Originally published in A Historical Guide to the U.S. Government, edited by George T. Kurian.

New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Marian L. Smith, Historian http://www.ins.usdoj.gov/graphics/aboutins/history/articles/OVIEW.htm

Originally published in A Historical Guide to the U.S. Government, edited by George T. Kurian.

New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Hispanic influx leads to tensions in N.C.; Newcomers drawn by abundant jobs

Date: 02-28-2000; Publication: The Washington Times;

Hispanic influx leads to tensions in N.C.; Newcomers drawn by abundant jobs

Date: 02-28-2000; Publication: The Washington Times;

Johnson, Doug. "Many Hispanics Leave After Sept. 11 " AP Online. (2002): January.

Arthur.C. "Hispanics Feel Economy Pinch ." AP Online; (2002): January.

Arthur.C. "Hispanics Feel Economy Pinch ." AP Online; (2002): January.

Arthur.C. "Hispanics Feel Economy Pinch ." AP Online; (2002): January.