Will it be a crime to work at a nonprofit serving immigrant residents of NC?
The most draconian proposed anti-immigrant legislation in the nation has now been introduced before the North Carolina General Assembly by Representatives Clevland, Blust and Hilton (all Republicans respectively from Onslow, Guilford, and Catawba counties).
Introduced as HB 343 and titled: "An Act to Enact the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act," this law would make it a state crime to be in North Carolina without posession (on one's person) of valid immigration documents. It also would not only permit but require law enforcement officers to question anyone they stop for any reason concerning their immigration status, and require them to detain anyone they suspect of not being in this country legally.
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