Governor McCrory signed the anti-immigrant House Bill 318 on 10/28/15. I wonder if he ever took the time to find out why this bill is callous and cruel. He didn’t speak with the many organizations and people who have been rallying to get his attention across the street from the Governor’s Mansion for 4 weeks.
The anti-immigration parts take effect immediately, so a lot of police departments are going to be scrambling to understand what the bill does right now. Taking away food stamps from certain vulnerable populations takes effect next July.
Because this bill is expected to cause so many problems, NC Justice Center announced a #HB318 hotline to receive information about implementation problems with the new law: (919) 526-0676.
More on this bill in the following places, among others.
“North Carolina Governor Signs Bill Targeting ‘Sanctuary Cities,’ Undocumented Immigrants” at
“NC Governor Signs Ban On ‘Sanctuary Cities’ For Undocumented Immigrants” at
“North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signs into law bill targeting ‘sanctuary cities'” at
“Greensboro City Council opposes state immigration bill”
and the ACLU-NC’s fact sheet on HB318 at http://www.acluofnorthcarolina.org/files/legislative/HB_318_Fact_Sheet_10052015.pdf
There is more on the part of the bill taking food stamps away from poor people, like veterans, part-time workers, homeless and those looking for work, at http://www.ncjustice.org/sites/default/files/BTC%20FACT%20SHEET%20-%20Prohibition%20on%20SNAP%20Time%20Limit%20Waiver-PN.pdf