RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign wants North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to veto a measure that restricts acceptable identification documents for immigrants and prevents local policies directing police not to ask about a person's immigration status.
The Clinton campaign released a statement Friday from its Latino outreach director. Lorella Praeli says the measure would have an immeasurable negative effect on the immigrant community and damage trust needed for effective policing.
The measure given final legislative approval this week would halt some policies approved by what bill supporters call "sanctuary cities" in North Carolina. Police use of ID cards provided by foreign governments, local governments or nonprofits to determine residency also would be curtailed.
McCrory put his name on a mass email to supporters this week saying he opposes sanctuary cities.