Advocates for undocumented immigrants gathered outside 3 Wells Fargo Center in uptown Charlotte Wednesday to demand the bank cut all ties with companies that profit from deportations.
Hector Vaca of Action NC says the goal of the event is to get Wells Fargo to pull its money out of private prisons and immigrant detention centers. The protesters are also demanding the bank use its political influence to stop plans for a wall along the Mexican border.
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A website called “Corporate Backers of Hate” has singled out Wells Fargo as one of the major corporations in the nation that profit from President Donald Trump’s strict enforcement of immigration laws. The site says the bank is a “Trump creditor; financier of, and investor in, immigrant detention and
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