NC REPUBLICANS BEGIN PUSH ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATIONConservatives now in charge of the North Carolina state legislature are pushing for new laws identifying illegal immigrants and limiting their use of public services. With other states cracking down on illegal immigration, legislatures are worried their state will become a magnet for illegal immigrants.
No specific laws were mentioned during a House Committee meeting yesterday, but the legislature already has bills pending that would prohibit the use of easily-forged consular documents as official identification, make it harder for illegal immigrants to receive public benefits, and put an identifying mark on the driver’s licenses of people living in the country temporarily.
A comprehensive Arizona-style immigration bill has been filed, but has not been considered by the House or Senate. Opponents to the legislative crackdown on illegal immigration say it does little more than scapegoat Hispanics.