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Lawmakers press for new driving restrictions for undocumented immigrants
Posted By Clayton Henkel On April 10, 2013 @ 6:27 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
On the same day thousands of advocates for immigration reform flocked to Washington,D.C. , four conservative lawmakers filed a lengthy piece of legislation  directed at undocumented residents living in North Carolina. 
The RECLAIM NC Act opens by noting the failure to the federal government to address illegal immigration “places an unwarranted strain on our State’s law enforcement agencies, educational institutions, and social safety nets and undermines our trust in the rule of law.”
House Bill 786 seeks to:
And like the DACA licenses that caused an uproar a few weeks back , the restricted driver’s permit would be printed in a vertical format with an identifying number and a distinguishing mark. It would bear the card holder’s thumbprint, which could be “electronically readable by properly equipped law enforcement officers and agencies.”
The 25-page bill also clearly spells out that such an identification card would not be considered a valid form of eligibility for voter registration or public benefits.
You can read the full bill here .
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 flocked to Washington,D.C.: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/thousands-set-to-rally-nationwide-in-support-of-comprehensive-immigration-reform/2013/04/10/f3d856ac-a209-11e2-bd52-614156372695_story.html
 lengthy piece of legislation: http://www.ncleg.net/Applications/BillLookUp/LoadBillDocument.aspx?SessionCode=2013&DocNum=3483&SeqNum=0
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 uproar a few weeks back: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/03/24/3936691/scrapping-pink-nc-licenses-a-good.html
 Harry Warren: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?sChamber=H&nUserID=630
 Jonathan Jordan: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?sChamber=H&nUserID=621
 Brian Brown: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?sChamber=H&nUserID=655
 Jeff Collins: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?sChamber=H&nUserID=611
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