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What if NC passed an Arizona Show-Me-Your-Papers law, and nobody noticed?
Posted By Dani Moore On May 23, 2013 @ 12:03 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
House Bill 786, the “RECLAIM NC” Act , will be up for a vote soon on the NC House floor. In spite of the restricted driving permit that could be offered to some immigrants, it is on balance  a bill that will be harmful to the immigrant community in North Carolina, and will increase racial profiling even among US citizens. In the midst of so much going on at the General Assembly, this sweeping immigration legislation has not received the attention and scrutiny it deserves.
In community forums about the bill’s provisions around the state — Hendersonville, Raeford, Charlotte, Durham, Greenville, and Wilson so far – advocates have seen that there are a variety of opinions on the bill, but that once immigrant families understood the many negative provisions in the bill and the difficulty of obtaining a “restricted driving permit”  under HB 786, they did not support the bill.
Beyond being costly , increasing incarceration  of immigrants, and eroding civil liberties for all North Carolinians, there are six specific reasons I believe that legislators should vote AGAINST  HB 786:
For these reasons, the NC Justice Center opposes HB 786. It’s expensive, punitive and has the potential to create a police state.
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URLs in this post:
 “RECLAIM NC” Act: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&BillID=H786
 on balance: http://bit.ly/10RCWl4
 Image: http://www.ncjustice.org/?q=immigrants-and-refugees/hb-786-reclaim-nc-act-arizona-style-immigration-bill-would-affect-all-nc
 costly: http://bit.ly/KYcosts
 incarceration: http://bit.ly/786incarc
 vote AGAINST: http://bit.ly/786ActH
 cars to be seized: http://bit.ly/786repo
 ICE’s “Secure Communities” program: http://www.altoarizona.com/documents/Uncover%20the%20Truth%20Facts%20Sheet%20on%20Secure%20Communities.pdf
 Fate of Alabama anti-immigrant law a lesson for NC and other states: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/11/05/fate-of-alabama-anti-immigrant-law-a-lesson-for-nc-and-other-states/
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