FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact: Viridiana Martinez        

Cell phone: 919/704-0599

Email: viridiana@thencdreamteam.org

 

 RECLAIM NC ACT TO BE VOTED ON TODAY IN THE HOUSE

Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Drive Again Moves NC Forward

 

Raleigh, NC – Since the announcement in favor of the RECLAIM NC Act in April of this year, the North Carolina Dream Team has been working to inform the undocumented community of the opportunity HB786 gives to allow them to legally drive again. House Bill 786 would give licenses back to undocumented immigrants in our state. Therefore, this bill represents a step in the right direction.

Despite the controversial provisions of the bill, the issuance of driver licenses again represents protection from detention and deportation for undocumented immigrants which is for many their biggest fear. This year alone, we have fought alongside 8 immigrant families who faced separation due to deportation proceedings started for driving without a license.

Furthermore, allowing undocumented immigrants to drive again is good for families, for safety, and it’s good for business.

 Online Petition: http://action.dreamactivist.org/northcarolina/reclaimact

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The North Carolina DREAM Team is an organization composed of undocumented immigrant youth and allies who are dedicated to the creation of a sustainable, community-led immigrant rights movement in North Carolina. We aim to help undocumented youth recognize their individual and collective power to activate their communities.

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