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WRAL Documentary Examines Hispanic Immigration

Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 2/1/2018

Capitol Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate WRAL-TV Raleigh aired and streamed a documentary on January 18 titled “Land of Opportunity” about the impact of Hispanic immigrants in North Carolina. “Land of Opportunity” profiles successful Hispanic immigrants, highlighting their contributions to North Carolina’s economy and communities. Hispanic immigrants make up nearly 30 percent of North Carolina’s workforce in farming, fishing and forestry, and 20 percent of its construction workforce. They contribute more than $10 billion to the state’s economy annually, and nearly $500 million in state and local tax revenue.

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