Hispanics have been at the center of the controversial national debate over immigration. What seems to get lost in the controversy is the pivotal role Hispanic immigrants play in North Carolina’s economy.
They make up nearly 30-percent of the workforce in farming, fishing and forestry and about 20-percent of the construction workforce. Their buying power contributes more than $10 billion a year to the state’s economy.
This evening WRAL-TV will air its latest documentary “Land of Opportunity” at 7:00pm.
This half hour doc profiles three successful Hispanic immigrants and examines their contribution to North Carolina’s economy and our communities.
Click below to hear Policy Watch’s recent interview with WRAL’s documentary producer Clay Johnson: