Should NC require sheriffs to work with ICE agency?

After winning their elections in 2018, several big city sheriffs in North Carolina abandoned cooperative agreements with federal immigration enforcement - from scrapping the 287(g) program to refusing to honor ICE detainers.

So now state lawmakers are running HB370 - a bill to require sheriffs to help ICE.

From the Winston-Salem Journal:

The bill includes a provision that if a sheriff doesn’t follow the legislation’s provision, that sheriff could incur fines of up to $25,500 per day. The bill would force local officials to check the immigration status of anyone charged with any misdemeanor or felony.
The bill also would make it unlawful for any county to prohibit federal immigration officials from entering or conducting immigration-enforcement activities in a county jail, confinement facility or other type of detention center.

Democrats and the ACLU say the detainers are unconstitutional, and will open up local governments to lawsuits.

Like the lawsuits the ACLU has filed in Montana.

Pete's Prep: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

  • From NC Civitas: "Sometimes even sympathetic messaging collapses under the wrong kind of symbols. If you want to be socialist or engage in activism sympathetic to Marxism, that’s your right as an American, but don’t do it on taxpayer time and don’t punish students and children for those antics."
  • The AP reports: "North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes won’t seek re-election to the post after all, the former congressman announced Monday. Hayes said the state GOP’s convention in June will be his last leading the party. Convention delegates will choose his successor."
  • From the Citizen-Times: "Prominent Catawba County lawyer Daniel Ray Green, 64, has been charged with two felonies and two misdemeanors after police say he committed a first-degree statutory sexual offense against a child in South Asheville."
  • WRAL reports: "The state Department of Environmental Quality on Monday ordered Duke Energy to excavate all remaining coal ash ponds in North Carolina and move the toxic ash to lined landfills." Duke says this will cost between $4-5 billion.

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