FEBRUARY 8th, 2017: El Pueblo Condemns Unnecessary Legislation that Targets Immigrants
 
Last week, House members of the General Assembly introduced legislative proposal House Bill 35, or the so-called “Protect North Carolina Workers Act,” which is designed to amplify our state’s use of the E-Verify system. Currently, state laws require that employers of 25 workers or more must use E-Verify to determine the documented status of each employee. House Bill 35 would mandate that the minimum number be reduced to 5 employees, putting an unnecessary buden on small businesses.
 
This week, another negative proposal, House Bill 63, or the “Citizens Protection Act of 2017” was introduced. This bill, if enacted into law, would criminalize undocumented community members who are contributing to our state by creating felony charges for minor offenses, preventing undocumented community members from being able to post bond if accused of a crime, and putting community members at risk for deportation by unnecessarily revealing their immigration status in unrelated court proceedings, among other provisions. Click here to sign our petition in opposition to this bill, which will be heard on Tuesday, February 21st  in Judiciary II Tuesday at 1:00 PM in 421 LOB. 
 
While we are investigating the implications of these bills and their progress through the General Assembly, it is important that we continue to resist bigotry in all forms across our state. We have seen success stories in recent years of the power of protest and lobbying, and El Pueblo is committed to helping community members make their voices heard in this struggle for positive change. Please stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and www.elpueblo.org for regular updates on this proposed legislation.

 

 

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