North Carolina Select Committee on the State’s Role in Immigration Policy Shelves Immigration Legislation

The North Carolina Select Committee on the State’s Role in Immigration Policy met on Thursday in Raleigh to discuss undocumented immigrants in the state.  The seven Republicans and five Democrats urged the incoming General Assembly to approve a resolution demanding that Washington better control the borders.   The panel  dissolved abruptly without any major legislative recommendations, an indication that Republican lawmakers are aware of  the politics surround this contentious issue and wary of following the lead of other states (like Arizona and Georgia) by cracking down on undocumented immigrants.

The committee met numerous times earlier this year, and heard passionate testimony at a public hearing in June. At the end of the meeting, Republicans put a hold on the committee’s deliberations until after the U.S. Supreme Court decision on an Arizona immigration law. But the panel never met again before presenting its report yesterday.

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