NC Republicans Offer Bill Forcing Sheriff’s To Cooperate With ICE

While many cities, counties, and states are passing legislation stopping cooperation with ICE, North Carolina is going a different way

NC Republicans file bill to force county sheriffs to work with ICE

North Carolina House Bill 370 has a number of sponsors, but most importantly, it has the backing of House Speaker Tim Moore.

It was filed Thursday as a direct push back against the sheriffs in Wake, Durham, Orange, and other urban counties who are fulfilling campaign promises not to work with federal immigration officials.

“This is probably one of the worst things that we think could have happened,” said Mary Jose Espinosa, a civic organizer for El Pueblo, Inc.

HB370 is the legislation advocates, like her, for undocumented immigrants have feared. It would force county sheriffs to work with immigration and customs enforcement or face fines of up to $25,500 a day.

“We have been actively having conversations about worst-case scenarios with all the new sheriffs that have removed 287g from their counties and this was definitely one of those that we definitely did not want to happen,” Espinosa said.

Of course those in favor of illegal immigration would fear this. Every single person in police custody has committed a crime other than being unlawfully present in the U.S. Many of those crimes are rape, sexual assault, child sexual assault, arson, murder, attempted murder, violence, and so many other felonies. These are the people that the Open Border asswipes want released from custody to avoid having the lawfully empowered federal immigration authorities pick up and deport.

Speaker Tim Moore is co-sponsoring the measure with four GOP state representatives.

Moore saying, “If the law-abiding citizens of North Carolina are subject to enforcement of state and federal law, then illegal immigrants detained for committing crimes should be too.”

The law would be primarily aimed at a few specific sheriff’s in NC, like Durham County, Wake County, Mecklenburg County (Charlotte area), and couple other Democrat leaning areas, who do not want to enforce federal laws.

Espinosa insists the Republican-backed measure will only serve to amplify the already overheated fears of the state’s immigrant community.

“There’s people that have been terrorized for the past few weeks,” she said. “And I think our state is very actively making the decision to continue to terrorize these communities.”

Criminals should feel afraid. They’re criminals. When it is passed, though, the Republicans do not have a veto proof majority to override the expected veto by Democrat Gov. Rory Cooper.

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8 Responses to “NC Republicans Offer Bill Forcing Sheriff’s To Cooperate With ICE”

  1. Dana says:

    Our esteemed host erred:

    Every single person in police custody has committed a crime other than being unlawfully present in the U.S.

    Not every single (or even married) person in police custody; sometimes innocent people are arrested, because the police are not 100% correct. Nevertheless, if someone is here illegally then yes, a crime has been committed.

    I have no problem with an otherwise innocent person who is here illegally being turned over to ICE for deportation.

  2. Bill589 says:

    If someone is here illegally, they are not innocent.

    Imagine… a State going back to Law and Order. Good for them.
    May our Republic follow.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      “Unlawful Presence is Not a Crime

      Some may assume that all immigrants who are in the United States without legal status must have committed improper entry. This simply isn’t the case. Many foreign nationals legally enter the country on a valid work or travel visa, but fail to exit before their visa expires for a variety of reasons.

      But mere unlawful presence in the country is not a crime. It is a violation of federal immigration law to remain in the country without legal authorization, but this violation is punishable by civil penalties, not criminal. Chief among these civil penalties is deportation or removal, where an unlawful resident may be detained and removed from the country.”

      “Improper Entry Is a Crime

      To be clear, the most common crime associated with illegal immigration is likely improper entry. Under federal criminal law, it is misdemeanor for an alien (i.e., a non-citizen) to:
      Enter or attempt to enter the United States at any time or place other than designated by immigration officers;
      Elude examination or inspection by immigration officers; or
      Attempt to enter or obtain entry to the United States by willfully concealing, falsifying, or misrepresenting material facts.
      The punishment under this federal law is no more than six months of incarceration and up to $250 in civil penalties for each illegal entry. These acts of improper entry — including the mythic “border jumping” — are criminal acts associated with illegally immigrating to the United States.

      Like all other criminal charges in the United States, improper entry must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt in order to convict.”

      But there is little question that the mood of the nation’s people is changing regarding those unlawfully present in the US, especially among conservatives.

  3. YouKnowWho says:

    Illegal is illegal. If they are here and don’t have permission from the Federal Govt to be here, they have committed a crime. Can’t prove they are citizens, have a currrent visa or work permit then they gotta go. More jobs for Americans. Less spending on people that aren’t supposed to be here.

  4. Jarim says:

    Won’t work. Too many criminal Dims in office, and on the courts.

  5. Sam Redden says:

    This is a bold and effective countermeasure to the pernicious trend of politicized law enforcement. Cities of democrat lawless lunacy are OK for California but not NC. There’s little more useless than leftist unionized bureaucrat cops who literally foster criminality and coddle malfeasors. Fire these guardians of the socialist revolution, form vigilance committees of good men, brave and true, save a fortune and improve security. My least favorite is Chapel Hill’s Chris Blue. I’d love to see ICE raids crush that town.

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