Press Release: Letter to the Governor from NC Immigrant Community Fact-Checking Tim Moore 

Raleigh, NC— Over 70 organizations signed a letter addressed to Governor Roy Cooper, in response to the anti-immigrant threat launched by Representative Tim Moore last Wednesday, January 31. The letter, written and shared by the nonpartisan organization El Pueblo, was sent to the governor’s office Wednesday afternoon with 73 signatures of support from organizations, agencies and grassroots groups across the state.  

The letter responds to each of Moore’s anti-immigrant statements. The organization provides statistics that highlight the economic contributions of the immigrant community, highlights previous statements by several sheriffs who opposed collaborating with federal immigration authorities, and highlights more urgent uses for taxpayer dollars over funding border security. 

“This letter reflects the concerns that all of us who fight in defense of the immigrant community have regarding Representative Moore’s negative and distorted narrative. It also sends a message that we will face together any attack against our community,” said Iliana Santillán, Executive Director of El Pueblo. 

Santillán also asked the Governor to maintain his position of standing with immigrant families in NC.  

“In the past, the Governor has vetoed projects that directly attacked our communities. We trust that he will do so again because we know that this attack is not about making our communities safer, but quite the opposite.”

In his letter, on January 31, Representative Moore made several negative statements about the immigrant community and asked the governor to fund the sending of national guard troops to the U.S.- Mexican border, halt federal funding used to help displaced immigrants settle in NC, and to commit to enacting a law requiring sheriffs and local police to collaborate with federal immigration agents. 

El Pueblo had previously publicly opposed the letter to the Governor sent by Tim Moore in a statement last week following the letter’s release . In this statement, El Pueblo condemned Moore’s anti-immigrant statements and called on the public to call Governor Cooper to oppose Moore’s letter and to support immigrant communities in North Carolina.  

“The only crisis at the border that exists is a humanitarian one, faced by people who are fleeing their home countries. Moore is calling on our Governor to use our tax dollars to fund security at a border that’s thousands of miles away when there are pressing issues here in our home state that require his time and our resources, “El Pueblo released in a statement last week. 


El Pueblo 

Cosigners and Partner Organizations: 

Fayetteville PACT 

Pro-Choice North Carolina 

Red Wine & Blue 

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy 

Action NC 

Muslim Women For 

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic 

Advance Carolina 

Education Justice Alliance 

Carolina Abortion Fund 


Party For Socialism & Liberation 

Interfaith Clergy Standing for the Community 

NC Environmental Justice Network (NCEJN) 

Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of NC 

Equality NC 

Speaking for the Speechless 

Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of NC 

Democracy Out Loud 

NC Budget & Tax Center 

ACLU of North Carolina 

Mujerxs Organizando Oportunidades Notables 

NC A. Philip Randolph Institute 

Durham Workers Assembly 

United For A Fair Economy 

Muslims for Social Justice 

BWFJ (Black Workers for Justice) 

NC People’s Power Agenda Coalition (PPAC) 

Carolina Jews for Justice 


NC Triangle DSA 

Indivisible Guilford County 

Hispanic Federation 

North Carolina Asian Americans Together 

Charlotte-Metrolina Labor Council 

Asheboro Latinxs Services 

Faithaction International House 

El Vínculo Hispano 

Student Action with Farmworkers 

La Fuerza NC 

El Centro Hispano, Inc. 

Hendfact Henderson Fuerza Activa 

Venezuela Para Ti 


SisterSong WoC Reproductive Justice Collective 

Asociación de Dominicanos en Raleigh (Adora) 

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence 

Winston-Salem DSA 

Toxic Free NC 



Justicia y Esperanza 

Comite Popular Somos Raleigh 

North Carolina Council of Churches 

Pi Iota Chapter of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad 

Mi Familia Vota 

Latin American Coalition 

NC Counts Coalition 

SEAC Village 

Iglesia La Semilla UMC 

Duke Define America 

Mi Gente 

North Carolina Immigration Law and Justice Center 

North Carolina League of Conservation Voters 

Students for Immigrant Rights & Equality 

Angeles Latines 


Haciendo El Cambio – Making a Change 

Acción Hispana 

Latino Civic Engagement Committee 

Acción política latina 

MomsRising/Mamás Con Poder 

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