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Charlotte group protests Arizona immigration law

New 14 Carolina - April 25, 2012

CHARLOTTE -- Arizona's controversial immigration law has some North Carolinians concerned. They said North Carolina could enact a similar law later this year.

The groups We Are NC and The Latin America Coalition met in east Charlotte Wednesday to protest the Arizona law. The law gives Arizona state and local law enforcement the authority to enforce immigration laws.

The law is currently being reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

We Are NC advocate Hector Vaca said North Carolinian's should keep a close eye on the court's ruling.

“North Carolina should care because the legislators is considering similar laws like the ones in Arizona," said Vaca. "The House Select Committee decided they will wait until the fall to see what the Supreme Court's decision is whether they will attempt to pass something here in North Carolina."

Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Utah also are on hold pending the high court's decision.

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