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SANCTUARY CITIES AND STATES
INFORMATION RESOURCE

NORTH CAROLINA HAS ONE OR MORE CITIES OFFERING
ILLEGAL SANCTUARY

  • Asheville, North Carolina - "Asheville City Councilman Cecil Bothwell recently set off a firestorm of controversy, when he appeared on a local radio show and expressed his desire to officially make Asheville a ‘sanctuary city,’ for illegal aliens. Bothwell said: “I'd like to make it clear that this essentially endorses what is already Asheville city policy." Asheville Citizen Times

  • Carrboro, North Carolina- Adopted Resolution no. 123/2005-06 on May 16, 2006

  • Chapel Hill, North Carolina - Adopted Resolution no. 3a(3) on February 26, 2007

  • Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Chatham County (Pittsboro, Siler City), North Carolina - (01-23-2007), Orange County Board of Commissioners- Resolution in Opposition http://www.co.orange.nc.us/OCCLERKS/070123.htm

  • Durham, North Carolina - Adopted Resolution #9046 on October 20, 2003

  • Orange County (Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Durham) - Adopted Resolution #9046 on October 20, 2003

  • Raleigh, North Carolina - (04-21-2010), Harry Dolan, Police Chief comment, "More than an unfunded mandate, it would be our leadership in Washington abdicating their responsibility to deal with a very federal issue. He says he would NOT support the bill [Arizona SB 1070] if it were in his state." KTAR Newsroom, KTAR.com, http://ktar.com/?nid=6&sid=1286574

  • Winston-Salem, North Carolina


  • Our thanks to the North Carolinians For Immigration Reform and Enforcement group for their assistance in updating their state's information. Winston-Salem is in dispute at this time. Further information might be forthcoming. Please see our friends at their website: NC FIRE
    Media Blackout: Illegal Alien Raped Little Girl For Weeks
    By Dave Gibson 07/08/2015 for UFP News

    Durham, NC – On June 29, police in Durham arrested Luis Rey Sanchez-Reynosa, 32, of Liberty Street, after he reportedly raped and molested a girl under the age of 13, over a period of several weeks.

    Sanchez-Reynosa has been charged with two counts of rape of a child, two counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count of sex offense with a child.

    Sanchez-Reynosa is currently being held at the Durham County Jail on $750,000 bond, as well as on an ICE detainer.

    Though the victim’s exact age is being withheld, police describe the girl as a “tween.”

    6/29/2015 6/29/2015 [incarcerated] INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILD
    6/29/2015 6/29/2015 [incarcerated] INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILD
    6/29/2015 6/29/2015 [incarcerated] RAPE OF A CHILD SECURED
    6/29/2015 6/29/2015 [incarcerated] RAPE OF A CHILD SECURED
    6/29/2015 6/29/2015 [incarcerated] SEXUAL OFFENSE WITH A CHILD

    Web Site Illegal Immigrant Report
    Email report received , 2/19/10 - Suggested they call toll free ICE number listed on home page

    "in charlotte,nc there is a indian restaurant located in near lancaster hwy, there is 10 to 15 illegal workers working there.. and they hiring more illegal workers from outside of the country ..they get their salary by cash ( tax fraud) i am not their enemy i am doing my duty thats it sir..there is lot of mexicans and indians working there even someone they dont have the driving licence but they drive the car,,, the other guys they dont have the proper documents to staying here.. so what we can do.. i dont know i think u can take the further immediate actions sir.. because friend of mine american he lost his job so asked them some part job but kicked him outside... and talking very badly ... so pls kindly i request u to take immediate action sir,, thanking u..the address of that employees is cafe nirvana,(indian restaurant) 15025 lancaster hwy,charlotte,nc,28277"
    Senate race centers on illegal-immigration issue - Dole, Hagan disagree on program in which local police check immigration status of people in custody
    By James Romoser for the JOURNAL RALEIGH BUREAU, May 30, 2008

    Illegal immigration is emerging as a top issue in this year's U.S. Senate race in North Carolina.

    Sen. Elizabeth Dole, the Republican incumbent, and Kay Hagan, the Democratic challenger, both made public appearances this week alongside county sheriffs in which they talked about how local law-enforcement officials can cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

    But the candidates disagree on the effectiveness and the financial cost of a program that allows local officials to screen criminal suspects for immigration status.
    House Bill Would Keep Immigration Status Out Of Admission
    WX11, May 29, 2008

    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Several House members want to keep illegal immigrants in North Carolina's community colleges and public universities by barring officials from asking potential students about their immigration status.

    The bill filed this week by Democrats differs from two bills filed earlier by Republicans which attempt to bar admission for these immigrants by putting it in state law.

    The community college system ordered all campuses last year to admit illegal immigrants, but it reversed the policy a few weeks ago while federal officials formally weighed in on the matter.
    Dole to Talk Immigration with N.C. Sheriffs
    WGHP, May 29, 2008

    GRAHAM, N.C. (AP) -- The candidates for U.S. Senate continue to court sheriffs and talk immigration.

    Republican Sen. Elizabeth Dole plans to meet with a half-dozen North Carolina sheriffs in Graham on Thursday afternoon. Dole will talk with the sheriffs about a partnership with federal immigration officials that can help deputies identify illegals in their jails.
    Debate over immigration and DWI numbers
    By Tamara Gibbs for ABC 11 News, May 28, 2008

    RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Police arrested Francisco Martinez and charged him with DWI after the crash that killed three people, but he could face more serious charges.

    Studies show a disproportionate number of Latinos are involved in DWI crashes statewide. There are awareness programs targeting Latino drivers, but there is a debate over whether race or immigration status really matters.

    Just out of the hospital, Francisco Javier Martinez, faced a judge with the help of a walker Wednesday. He survived a fatal crash on Raleigh's beltline Sunday, but two brothers and their teenage friend did not. Martinez is one of a disproportionate number of Latino drivers accused of drunk driving. It's a problem law enforcement officials say is made more challenging when the driver are undocumented.
    Dole, Hagan spar over ad on immigration - Commercial features N.C. sheriffs praising senator for her help. Rival calls for reform.
    By Jim Morrill for the Charlotte Observer, May 28, 2008

    Republican Elizabeth Dole and Democrat Kay Hagan continued their sniping Wednesday over what could become a pivotal issue in their U.S. Senate campaign: illegal immigration.

    In the first TV ad of her re-election campaign, Dole touted her role in helping N.C. sheriffs crack down on illegal immigrants. It features more than a dozen sheriffs praising her efforts.

    The ad came a day after Hagan, a state senator, discussed immigration with several sheriffs in Raleigh and raised questions about a program Dole has championed.

    In an interview, Hagan said Dole shares the blame for a problem many Americans see as out of control.
    House bill would keep immigration status out of admission
    wRAL, May 28, 2008

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Several House members want to keep illegal immigrants in North Carolina's community colleges and public universities by barring officials from asking potential students about their immigration status.

    The bill filed this week by Democrats differs from two bills filed earlier by Republicans which attempt to bar admission for these immigrants by putting it in state law.

    The community college system ordered all campuses last year to admit illegal immigrants, but it reversed the policy a few weeks ago while federal officials formally weigh in on the matter.

    University of North Carolina system campuses haven't stopped admitting illegal immigrants at out-of-state tuition rates.

    The bill's primary sponsors are Rep. Pricey Harrison of Guilford County, Paul Luebke of Durham County, Rick Glazier of Cumberland County, and Dan Blue of Wake County.
    Lack of a national immigration policy creates a new headache
    Asheville Citizen-Times, May 11, 2008

    North Carolina’s governor and attorney general gave contradictory advice last week to community colleges and universities on whether they can admit illegal immigrants. The conflict is yet another example of the dilemmas state and local governments face thanks to the federal government’s incoherent immigration policy.

    U.S. lawmakers’ continued paralysis contributes to a culture of lawlessness that undermines our nation’s social fabric and leaves states and local governments in endless catch-22s when it comes to dealing with the 11 million to 12 million people in the country illegally.

    In a statement issued Thursday, Gov. Mike Easley defied the advice of Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office and told community colleges they could continue their policy of admitting people who are in the country illegally.
    Dole shifts immigration focus from D.C. to local enforcement
    WRAL, April 29, 2008

    Raleigh, N.C. — Republican Sen. Elizabeth Dole has focused more on local enforcement of existing immigration laws than Washington deal making since making a key vote last year that helped stall bipartisan reform of the country's immigration system.

    Her critics, including two Democrats now running for her seat, argue she walked away from the negotiating table at a critical point of a nationwide debate, in favor of working with local officials who shouldn't have to enforce federal laws.

    But Dole said enforcement comes first, and she vows to address it before returning to the issue in Congress.
    NC governor's candidates want tough immigration rules
    AP, April 24, 2008

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina candidates for governor say they believe the state must become more involved with efforts to curb immigration abuses.

    Several candidates for the state's top office say in surveys and interviews with The Associated Press they would provide more help to county sheriffs who want to enforce federal immigration law.

    They also want to require more proof of legal residence to obtain non-emergency state services or even vote.

    Federal census figures show the state's Hispanic population has increased eight-fold, from about 77,000 in 1990 to almost 600,000 in 2006. That number is likely higher and may approach a million because of undocumented immigrants.
    Illegal immigration looms as a key issue in this year's governor's race
    by Jordan Schrader for Asheville Citizen-Times, April 20, 2008

    RALEIGH – The mayor of Charlotte has been “quite an ambassador” to the city’s Latinos, says Nolo Martinez.

    But the candidate for governor from Charlotte, said Martinez, head of UNC-Greensboro’s Center for New North Carolinians, has been “the most anti-immigrant candidate in the mix.”

    The fact that both are the same man, according to Martinez, says as much about the political process in North Carolina as it does about Pat McCrory.

    “That in itself proves the point that when it comes to immigration issues, our candidates have a political agenda,” said Martinez, former director of Hispanic-Latino affairs in the Hunt and Easley administrations. “The dialogue is so bad, it’s as if we’re having a schoolyard fight.”
    7-Year-Old Dies in Hit-and-Run Case
    By Mike Charbonneau for WRAL TV, April 15, 2008

    Four Oaks, N.C. — A 7-year-old boy who was critically injured by a suspected drunk driver in Johnston County, has died, his family said Tuesday.

    State troopers said Marcus Lassiter, 7, was trying to cross Heath Road when a car struck him on Sunday. An adult had been watching him and another young child play in the yard, his aunt, Mary Ann Cooley, said.

    Cooley said the family made the decision to remove Marcus from life support, and he died late Monday night.

    Relatives said doctors at Duke University Hospital had declared Marcus brain dead. The child’s leg was broken and he had brain damage.

    The driver, Pollo Hernandez Rodriquez, faces charges of felony hit and run, driving while impaired, driving without a license, driving a stolen car and causing serious injury with a motor vehicle.

    The Highway Patrol said Tuesday they believe Rodriquez did not give his real name to police. Troopers are trying to determine his identity to run a criminal background. That will help determine what charges are appropriate.

    Rodriquez remained in jail Tuesday, held on a $1 million bond.

    Police said they arrested Rodriquez after he tried to flee from the scene.
    Forsyth County Wants Help With Immigration Costs
    AP, April 15, 2008

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners is asking state lawmakers for a plan to help counties with the costs of illegal immigration.

    The vote Monday came less than a month after the board rejected Commissioner Beaufort Bailey's request for a 13-member committee to see how much illegal immigration costs the county.

    The Winston-Salem Journal reported Tuesday the resolution acknowledges county officials have little influence and no authority over the laws regarding illegal immigration.

    Commission Chairwoman Gloria Whisenhunt says local governments need help with the costs of illegal immigration.

    Bailey says he's not sure the resolution will do much.

    County budget director Joe Bartel has estimated the county spends about $11 million annually on services for illegal immigrants.
    Orr takes jab at McCrory's record on immigration - Doubts commitment to halt illegal workers
    By DAVID INGRAM for the Charlotte Observer, April 10, 2008

    RALEIGH --Bob Orr, a Republican candidate for governor, sharply criticized rival Pat McCrory's record on immigration Wednesday.

    McCrory, Charlotte's mayor and the frontrunner in the GOP primary, fired back that Orr is getting desperate.

    Speaking at a news conference, Orr accused McCrory of not following up on a commitment to cut city contracts to companies that hire illegal immigrants. Orr questioned whether McCrory allowed contracts to continue on two high-profile projects despite the work of illegal immigrants.

    Orr cited a 2006 Observer interview in which McCrory said he didn't know if the NASCAR Hall of Fame could be finished on budget without illegal immigrants. McCrory said then that he assumed contractors were following the law, and he said he assumed illegal immigrants helped build Bobcats Arena.

    "I can't let him keep going around talking about leadership and how tough he is on immigration without setting the record straight," said Orr, a former N.C. Supreme Court justice.

    In an interview, McCrory chided Orr for providing no actual evidence that illegal immigrants worked on the projects.
    Nine restaurant workers arrested on illegal immigration charges
    AP, March 21, 2008

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Nine workers at an Italian restaurant have been arrested on immigration charges after federal officials got information about undocumented employees, The Charlotte Observer reported Friday.

    U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents arrested the workers at an Olive Garden restaurant Thursday afternoon, shortly before the restaurant's busy dinner hours. A manager at the restaurant referred questions to a company spokeswoman who did not return phone calls from the newspaper Thursday night.
    Marchers call for immigration reform, end to racism
    By Brie Handgraaf / Times-News, March 19, 2008

    Despite the rain, about 15 people from around the state and as far away as Vermont attended a candlelight vigil Wednesday at Burlington City Hall to fight for immigration law reform and against anti-immigration feelings.

    "NAFTA supporters argue for free trade and free markets," said Eric Francisco Jonas, member of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee in Greensboro. "It is unnatural for some markets to move across borders freely and others like the labor market to not be able to."

    The event was part of the 22nd Pilgrimage for Justice and Peace, in which marchers began in Asheville on Palm Sunday and are walking across North Carolina to Raleigh on Good Friday. The events were organized by the Carolina Interfaith Task Force on Central America.
    Orr: Sue feds over immigration costs
    DAVID INGRAM for the Charlotte Observer, March 11, 2008

    RALEIGH --Bob Orr, a Republican candidate for N.C. governor, said Tuesday that, if elected, he would consider suing the federal government to try to recoup costs related to illegal immigration.

    "If they are unable to fulfill their responsibilities, then I think we have to sue the federal government," Orr said at a news conference. "Unfortunately, if we don't do something like this, there is very little incentive on the part of the federal government to actually take constructive steps to solve this problem."

    Orr pointed to higher costs for education, health-care and other government services that the U.S. Supreme Court has required states to provide to all residents. Illegal immigrants, he said, do not pay enough in taxes to cover their share, and he called for a thorough study of the net cost.
    Immigration Court Start Date Pushed Back Again, to Early Fall
    AP, March 4, 2008

    WASHINGTON — An immigration court scheduled to open in Charlotte has been delayed for a second time, and Rep. Sue Myrick wants to know why.

    Myrick's office announced the second delay on Tuesday, and said the General Services Administration did not tell her office what was causing the latest problem.

    The first delay occurred last July when the GSA's procurement process took longer than first anticipated. The Executive Office for Immigration Review informed Myricks office of the second delay, pushing the potential start date back to September.
    Immigration bill on tap next week
    by Robert Morris, Mrytle Beach Online, March 1, 2008

    The state legislature will resume discussion of its pending immigration bill this week, with a local legislative crusader against illegal immigration overseeing its final stage.

    Three members each of the state House of Representatives and Senate will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday to try to resolve differences in their different versions of the immigration bill. Both chambers agree on a variety of measures to crack down on illegal immigrants through law enforcement, but disagree over the methods private employers should use to check the citizenship of new employees.

    After the committee hashes out those differences, the compromise bill will return to both chambers for a vote. If it passes, it will go to Gov. Mark Sanford for a signature.
    Immigration will confront next Mesa mayor
    By Allison Jones, North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC, February 18, 2008

    The City of Winston-Salem is sending a message to private contractors that they may not hire illegal immigrants. City officials recently altered the language in the city's contracts with the private companies it hires. The new language won't alter any existing laws.
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