RALEIGH, N.C. – A broad coalition of immigrants’ rights organizations condemns yesterday’s introduction of Senate Bill 101 (SB 101) at the North Carolina General Assembly. The proposed legislation appears to be a copycat of HB 370, a failed 2019 bill that would have required local sheriff officers to interrogate individuals about their immigration status and assist federal agents in detentions and deportations. Gov. Cooper vetoed HB 370 in August 2019, and it did not become law. Advocates call on legislators to advance inclusive policies that keep our communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, not harmful anti-immigrant proposals that create fear.
Contacts: Angeline Echeverría | Executive Director | firstname.lastname@example.org, Moises Serrano | Political Director | email@example.com Raleigh, NC—El Pueblo applauds Governor Cooper’s veto of HB 370, a bill that would force sheriffs to collaborate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and urges legislators to demonstrate respect for immigrant communities in their debates and actions on public […]