RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Hispanic residents and their supporters have been protesting outside the North Carolina governor’s mansion most evenings this month in hopes of persuading Pat McCrory to veto a bill still on his desk from the General Assembly session.
The “Protect North Carolina Workers” legislation must be acted upon before Friday night or it will become law without McCrory’s signature.
The bill would prevent government officials or police from accepting identification cards issued by the Mexican consulate or by other consulates to affirm someone’s identity. ID cards issued by local governments or outside organizations also are unacceptable.
The bill also seeks to negate “sanctuary city” policies that some local governments in North Carolina carry out.
McCrory hasn’t commented publicly specifically about the bill but is opposed to sanctuary cities.