Illegal immigration costs North Carolina taxpayers $1.75 billion net annually. Read the full report click here to learn more about the impact of illegal immigration on NC.
NC Listen advocates these 4 basic immigration policies to combat illegal immigration and increasing legal immigration:
- Enforce Immigration Laws and Control Our Borders
- No More Amnesties
- Return to Lower, More Sensible Legal Immigration
- No additional “Guest Worker” Programs; Require E-Verify – Americans Need Jobs
You can learn more about these policy recommendations on our Policy Page.
Our homeland security is and has been at risk due to our porous borders, with Mexican drug cartels willing and able for a price to help terrorists illegally cross our southern border. Mexican cartels are already the largest traffickers of unlawful drugs into the USA to poison and cause addiction among America’s children. Our ports are also porous. We have not implemented the OBIM system to track short term visa holders and tourists to make sure they leave on time. Over one third of illegals are those who have overstayed their visas.
Currently we allow more than a million legal immigrants to the USA each year, a quantity which drives up our unemployment rate, social services and education costs, and does not serve our national interests nor our national security. We do insufficient background and security checks on legal immigrants. We know little to nothing about the real identity and true motives of illegal immigrants.
For a high percentage of refugees we cannot properly conduct background and security checks due to confusion within their native country. If refugees cannot be thoroughly vetted, they should not be allowed to enter the USA. First of all, as a CIS study has shown, it is twelve times more expensive to care for refugees moved to the USA than to care for refugees in safe areas within or near their native country. We cannot risk the safety of citizens if refugees cannot be thoroughly vetted, whether the politically correct or “drama” progressives like it or not.
Thanks to Governor Pat McCrory for asking the federal government to halt the flow of Syrian refugees into North Carolina. He is one of more than a majority of Governors across our nation to press this matter for our safety and protection.
NC House members should continue to NOT support and vote AGAINST House Bill 328 as written.
Why reward illegal immigrants in our State with a legal driving permit, and why help them legally drive to a job that belongs to a citizen?
The legal driving permit part of this bill AND language to prevent our State from giving ID info on illegals to federal enforcement officials obstructs federal law and is like giving an amnesty to illegal immigrants in North Carolina.
The last time our State gave legal driving privileges to illegal immigrants, illegal immigration increased by more than tenfold. It will be a disaster again. Most illegals are not hardened criminals, so they will move to North Carolina in large numbers for a driver’s permit, and the negative consequences to our citizens, state budget, and social services will be severe.
Thanks to Governor Pat McCrory for signing HB 318 and a special thanks again goes to Rep Cleveland and Rep Millis in particular for their sponsorship and considerable effort. HB 318 will stop sanctuary cities in North Carolina, tighten somewhat our State E-Verify law, and deny official use of foreign consular documents. Sadly our State still has high real unemployment. The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics U-6 measure of unemployment for North Carolina is 10%. The labor participation rate of people working between the ages of 16 and 65 in our State is at one of the lowest levels since the federal government began tracking the rate in 1976. Illegal immigration is hurting our unemployment rate.
Immigration Activists and Concerned Citizens,
It is hard to remember in American history when a sitting U.S. president has had such disdain for his own citizens, and such disregard for our Constitution.
President Obama is apparently in his mind entering the Imperial Presidency phase of his second term. It is shameful the President’s national priority is helping illegal immigrants remain in the USA in violation of our immigration laws and provide them work permits and Social Security numbers, while over 16 million citizens are either unemployed or are working part-time and want a full-time job but cannot find one. Unfortunately the American people are paying the price for Obama’s lack of real experience and poor judgment.
Contact your U.S. House member and let him or her know what you think of President Obama’s priorities and unconstitutional actions.
Immigration Activists and Concerned Citizens,
Immigration is not complicated in general but it can become complicated, confusing, and at times emotional. Our opponents to real immigration enforcement and reform play the emotional card on a routine basis because facts are not on their side. I have compiled more data and facts about the surge of illegal alien minors to our southern border. President Obama plans more end-runs around enforcing our immigration laws and may send illegal aliens and minors from the recent border surge to North Carolina…….
The problem began not because of political strife and fear in the primary sending countries of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala as promoted by the Obama Administration, but instead because of weak enforcement of our immigration laws, a loosening of asylum procedures pushed by the Obama administration within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and actual amnesties (i.e. DACA, etc) implemented unconstitutionally by President Obama and his ink pen. Honduran President Juan Hernandez recently said, “border crossers believe they can get amnesty……..and Obama administration rhetoric provides this belief”.
Below is testimony from the U.S. House Judiciary committee on this matter: