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Say Yes to Citizenship and NO to the unSAFE Act


While a significant comprehensive immigration reform bill has passed the US Senate, progress is currently stalled in the US House. You can urge your Representative to reject punitive proposals that criminalize immigrants (like the un-SAFE Act) in favor of fair and humane legislation that creates a roadmap to citizenship and keeps families together. Take Action NOW.



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House Bill 786, the "RECLAIM NC" Act, is an Arizona copycat bill that would increase racial profiling and serves as a comprehensive immigration enforcement bill for NC. The Justice Center OPPOSES this bill. It would require undocumented immigrants to get a driving permit or state ID card, but won't make them available to all, as the legislation establishes criteria to qualify for a permit that will be difficult for many immigrants to meet. Though lawmakers behind the bill, including Rep. Harry Warren, claim this is a balanced bill about targeting serious criminals, it is filled with punitive provisions aimed at immigrants and could end ultimately end up harming the state as a whole.  Read more here...


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The Justice Center SUPPORTS House Bill 904, The In-State Tuition/Some N.C. Immigrant Youth Act, which would allow all young people who have graduated from North Carolina high schools and lived in the state for at least two years to pay the in-state tuition rates at our public colleges and universities. Read more here...