The anti immigrant group, NC Listen, made a call today, to all anti immigrant people in North Carolina, to mobilize tomorrow at 10 am at the General Assembly in Raleigh. The topic: HB786, which if approved as law, would grant driving permits to certain undocumented immigrants in our state.

The call to anti-immigrants by Director Ron Woodard states the following:

“The Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly just passed a bill out of the Judiciary committee to give illegal immigrants a driver’s license permit and the bill also guts our earlier E-Verify bill to protect jobs for citizens in North Carolina. I know it’s hard to believe but the state Republicans will make this actual law if we don’t stop them very soon.”

Right wing extremists like Ron Woodard are not putting the safety of North Carolina first. Their anti-immigrant rhetoric doesn’t move us forward. Undocumented immigrants are as much a part of North Carolina and it’s economy as he is.

There are many parts to this bill that are problematic. But things are already bad. Proof of this, are the families and individuals affected by deportation and the way they were put in deportation proceedings. Racism and discrimination already exist. The deportations for something as simple as not having a drivers license already exist. The separation of families by the detention and deportation of immigrants already exist. Immigrants with illnesses without access to to adequate medical care and treatment already exist. Things are already bad. The question is, are we willing to allow things to continue this way? Or do we want change?

We at the NC Dream Team want change and we will negotiate with Democrats and Republicans to achieve it.

One thing we do agree on with anti-immigrant and director of NC Listen, Ron Woodard, is that you should not wait for someone else to change things for you. You and I, undocumented and all, have a voice and have the power to change our situation. Change is in our hands. To start, sign the following petitions and help stop deportations. Today it is them, tomorrow it might be you.

Youth coordinator of Immaculate Conception Church in Durham, Fabiana Palomo, is currently detained in an immigration jail in Georgia. You can find more details about her case in the petition. If the federal government is so committed to immigration reform, why is Fabiana detained? Sign and Call!



Jose Guillermo fell into deportation proceedings after a minor car accident. The police asked for his license and since he didn’t have one, he was arrested and taken to jail. These are the consequences for not being able to obtain a driver’s license. His deportation is set for May 23rd. For him and all the cases that we’re unaware of, we are willing to negotiate with Republicans for driving permits, even if they have restrictions.