RALEIGH – The North Carolina is scheduled to convene at 2:00 PM on Monday and a vote for House Bill 370 is on their calendar. H.B. 370, Require Cooperation with ICE Detainers, is dubbed “controversial” by the Left and their media friends because it would mandate that county law enforcement actually help facilitate the enforcement of immigration law by notifying ICE of illegal alien arrests and holding them until immigration officials can pick them up.
The bill has already passed the House and won approval in the Senate Rules Committee and Leftists are busy smearing the legislation as racist. Surprised? Didn’t think so.
Activists assert that detaining illegal aliens arrested for felonies or DUIs for immigration enforcement via federal authorities like ICE will make counties more dangerous. How? Because then illegal aliens will be too fearful of deportation to call the police, activists posit. They do not provide any evidence that such trends actually occur in counties that already cooperate with ICE, instead they redundantly claim that enforcing federal immigration law is unfair to illegal immigrants.
Activists plan to hold a rally against the bill 11:00 AM Monday. That rally is is guaranteed to include illegal aliens promoting their illegal status just outside the General Assembly.
So, they apparently feel safe enough to rant and rave about social justice for illegal immigrants on the steps of our state legislature, but sheriffs merely notifying ICE of felony arrests of illegal aliens is a step too far in their eyes?
In the absence of cooperation agreements, ICE has said they will be left no choice but to step up unilateral immigration enforcement via flash raids. (ICE may want to check out the grounds of the state legislature just before noon.)
Still, the likelihood that this bill is signed by a Democratic governor that has demonstrated a fealty to the Far Left social justice movement is very low. With a slim majority in the state House and Senate, overriding a veto from Gov. Roy Cooper is a tall order.
You can follow the floor debate on H.B. 370 after 2:00 PM here. Does your state senator plan on supporting the enforcement of immigration law and removing felonious illegal aliens from our communities?