We are NC stands with immigrants at the General Assembly

Cross-posted from The Progressive Pulse

Post on March 28, 2012 by  

Today, the NC House Select Committee on Immigration Policy is hearing public comments for the first time.  In past meetings, some members of the committee have indicated an openness to – or desire for – harsher immigration laws in North Carolina, modeled on laws in Arizona and Alabama that have caused great controversy and harmed those states’ economies.

WE ARE NC, an alliance of organizations and individuals working to shift the debate on immigration in our state, held a press conference this morning at the legislature spelling out the dangers of Alabama/Arizona style laws and highlighting the positive role the immigrant community plays in the North Carolina economy.  Watch video of the press conference below:

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