Governor Pat McCrory signs NC immigration bill into law, HB 318, Stops sanctuary city policies and phony IDs, Undocumented workers responsible for serious crimes around state, No politician should select which laws to obey or not to obey and this includes immigration
“In December 2014 there were 18 million immigrants (legal and illegal) living in the country who had arrived since January 2000. But job growth over this period was just 9.3 million — half of new immigration.”…Center for Immigration Studies February 2015
“All of the employment gains among women since the recession hit in December 2007 have been taken by foreigners, even at a time when the numbers of U.S.-born women surged more than 600,000, according to new federal statistics.”…Washington Examiner August 7, 2015
“You can’t fix stupid.”…Ron White
Well apparently you can fix stupid and NC Governor Pat McCrory and the legislature just did.
From ABC 11 News October 28, 2015.
“GOVERNOR PAT MCCRORY SIGNS IMMIGRATION BILL INTO LAW
Wednesday afternoon at the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department in Greensboro, Governor Pat McCrory put his gubernatorial plume to one of the last remaining bills left over from the past legislative session.
HB318 is a highly controversial law taking aim at immigration and food stamp benefits.
It prevents local municipalities from adopting “sanctuary city” policies and protecting undocumented workers.
“We cannot allow our local officials in towns and cities to make up their own rules that conflict with our nation’s laws and our nations values,” said McCrory. “The concepts and policies of sanctuary cities is contrary to oath of all elected officials. No politician should select which laws to obey or not to obey and this includes immigration. Law enforcement officers should be helping enforce our immigration laws.”
The new law also restricts the kind of identification cities can provide and immigrants can use. The law prohibits the Matricula Consular – a photo ID issued by the Mexican government to nationals outside the country.
Undocumented workers rely on the Matricula Consular for everything from doctor visits to school documentation and many worry, without it, they’ll will be frozen out.
What’s more, the new law directs law enforcement officers to follow the federal law on immigration and work with federal immigration agents.
“We have cartels that are going up and down I-77, I-85, I-95, I-40,” McCrory said, suggesting that undocumented workers are responsible for serious crimes around the state. “International cartels, gang violence, overcrowded schools, drugs, hospital emergency rooms, even the scourge of human trafficking and young women taken advantage of.”
“We must follow the law and not tie the hands of the people behind me throughout this state,” said McCrory, gesturing to the nearly two dozen sheriffs and police chiefs standing behind him.
“Many have tried to make this issue an emotional one, when in reality it’s a legal one,” said Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes.”