Gov. McCrory handed petition asking him to veto ‘sanctuary cities’ bill

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Those concerned with a bill that they say will harm North Carolina’s undocumented immigrant population took their message directly to Gov. Pat McCrory today.

The group lobbied in front of the executive mansion Thursday morning. They said they’re concerned about a bill that limits the type of identification government officials can accept. It also bans the creation of “sanctuary cities” that would limit cooperation in tracking the undocumented.

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Later, at a different rally that the governor attended, one demonstrator handed Gov. McCrory a petition asking him to veto the bill.

“To know that [McCrory] has the letter is good,” said Gabriela Zabala, who handed the governor the petition. “Now, I think it’s more symbolic [since] I don’t think he’s going to change his mind.”

“By ending the policy of illegal immigration, we are discouraging illegal immigration and we’re not going to give sanctuary to people who break our laws,” said Ricky Diaz with the North Carolina Republican Party.

Once the governor signs the bill, it would then become law.

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