North Carolina has joined 17 other states in adopting an immigration law similar to Arizona’s SB 1070 that you demonizes as “misguided” and which your attorney general, State Dept spokesman, and Homeland Security secretary can’t be bothered to read.
Current count: 19 states favoring SB 1070; 31 more states to go.
North Carolina now becomes the 18th state that ALIPAC has documented moving forward with a version of Arizona’s controversial, yet popular immigration law. Numerous scientific and certified polls indicate 60-81% public support for local police enforcing immigration law as the Arizona bill does.
NC’s Senate Joint Resolution (SJ 1349), filed by NC State Senator Don East (R-Surry), and would allow a version of Arizona’s immigration bill (SB 1070) to be filed during the short session of the NC Legislature this year. This resolution has 12 sponsors already and room for more lawmakers to add their names.
North Carolina’s legislature is currently in what is called the “short session’ where only bills relevant to the state budget are allowed to be filed. It requires a joint resolution to be passed to waive that rule.
Passage of SJ 1349 would allow Senator East to file NC’s version of the Arizona bill, which would be titled “AN ACT TO CREATE THE CRIME OF WILLFUL FAILURE TO CARRY OR COMPLETE AN ALIEN REGISTRATION
“I am proud to announce that North Carolina’s lawmakers are rising to support Arizona and 17 other states for the Rule of Law and immigration enforcement,” said William Gheen, a North Carolina native and President of the nation’s 3rd largest immigration enforcement group. “We need to send a clear message to Washington to secure our borders and a clear message to illegal aliens to go home.”
ALIPAC’s extensive national network of citizen activists helped pass Arizona’s immigration enforcement bill SB 1070 and has since worked to help carry versions of the bill to as many other states as possible.
The current list of states following Arizona’s lead on immigration enforcement include ARKANSAS, IDAHO, INDIANA, MARYLAND, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEBRASKA, NEVADA, NEW JERSEY, NORTH CAROLINA, OHIO, OKLAHOMA, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA, TEXAS, UTAH.
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ALIPAC’s national strategy is to encourage as many other states as possible to follow Arizona’s lead to alleviate the political antagonism directed at Arizona from the government of Mexico, the National Council of La Raza, President Obama and several liberal city councils.
ALIPAC’s North Carolina supporters are being asked to call and write their state legislators in support of Senator East’s SJ 1349, which is a version of Arizona’s immigration enforcement law for NC. Special efforts are requested to ask the chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, David Hoyle (D-Gaston, (919) 733-5734) to request the bill be scheduled for consideration in committee.