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Hillary Clinton slams NC sanctuary cities bill

Posted October 2, 2015

— It's not often that a pending North Carolina law makes its way into a presidential campaign, but Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign took a swipe Friday at House Bill 318, calling the measure "simply unacceptable."

The bill would prohibit state and local government from recognizing consular cards and other identity documents issued by foreign governments for most purposes. Law enforcement would be able to use the documents only if a person they are arresting or helping has no other ID on him or her.

House Bill 318 also prohibits local governments from ordering their police agencies not to enforce federal immigration laws or to make immigration enforcement a lower priority. Proponents say such "sanctuary city" provisions allow police to focus on more pressing issues and develop better relationships with immigrant communities, but critics argue that those here illegally are committing a crime that should be prosecuted.

"This anti-immigrant bill is more evidence of the influence Donald Trump has on the Republican Party," said Lorella Praeli, Hillary for America's Latino outreach director.

Trump, the businessman and GOP front-runner, has been decidedly antagonistic toward immigrants, particularly from Mexico, Central America and South America, during his campaign remarks.

"The negative impact on the immigrant community would be immeasurable, and the bill will only damage the community trust necessary to have effective policing in the state. Republican Governor of North Carolina, Pat McCrory, should veto this bill," Praeli continued.

That veto seems unlikely to come.

McCrory's campaign earlier this week sent an email pushing back against the idea of sanctuary city programs.

"As governor, I believe that every law enforcement officer is sworn to uphold not only the laws of North Carolina, but also the laws of the United States ... and that includes our immigration laws," McCrory said in the email to supporters. "At the end of the day, I don’t believe anyone should give sanctuary in any part of our state and nation to people who break our laws, especially drug traffickers, human traffickers and violent criminals."

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  • Tom Laurence Oct 28, 2015
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    Hillary - if you continue to support illegals, then stay our of NC! You are supporting criminals .... and will thus hopefully lose the upcoming election if you make it that far. Until you move to NC, and start paying NC taxes, keep your "unacceptable" opinion to yourself.

  • Sean Creasy Oct 7, 2015
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    So if that's the way she feels then the inescapable conclusion to her feelings on the innocent bystander shot on the pier in San Francisco must be "it doesn't matter".... Once again she has proved her worth as potential president...

  • Tom Cain Oct 6, 2015
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    One more reason NOT to back Hillary.

  • Mick Flynn Oct 6, 2015
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    When she moves to NC and starts paying taxes then she can comment on our laws. It's not her state losing jobs, or paying taxes to support illegal aliens, or having an increase in crime. Until then this dimwit should just shut her pie hole.

  • Donna Dearing Oct 3, 2015
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    Wish she would just go away....hasn't she done enough damage to this country

  • Michael Woods Oct 3, 2015
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    Right on!

  • Marty Whitsell Oct 3, 2015
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    Charlie Watkins relays humor with a straight face!

  • Marty Whitsell Oct 3, 2015
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    "This anti-immigrant bill is more evidence of the influence Donald Trump has on the Republican Party," said Lorella Praeli, Hillary for America's Latino outreach director.

    You call it what you want...we often refer to it as common sense. But you Ms. Praeli, you are a Democrat who was appointed by a Democrat and furthermore...it's my guess your favorite hangout is D.C.! Therefore, those of us who make this country move understand how you could become confused! And while we are on the subject...when Liberals mention Donald Trump and the word "immigrants"...all of you unwittingly fail to utilize the proper adjective....."Illegal" aliens.

  • Jim Hugs Oct 3, 2015
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    Our pastor says we need to bless the illegals so his tobacco farm can stay open.

  • Andrew Gluck Oct 3, 2015
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    So Hillary supports illegal entry into the USA and local governments supporting them! How many will die because of her attitude and others like her around the country. Thousands upon thousands of gang members of cross the borders and certain local governments want to give these people sanctuary.

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