After watching North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper veto House Bill 370 in 2019, state Sen. Chuck Edwards introduced legislation this session revisiting the earlier bill. It’s called Require Cooperation with ICE 2.0.


A Republican state senator from Western North Carolina is proposing a measure that would force local law enforcement to cooperate with federal immigration agents. 

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HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Western North Carolina sheriff says he plans to continue its agreement with U.S. immigration authorities.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House Republicans pushed legislation through their chamber Wednesday requiring all county sheriffs to cooperate with federal immigration agents, particularly by complying with written requests to hold criminal defendants.

But the party-line 63-51 vote to force sheriffs to fulfill Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests signals that GOP lawmakers could find themselves short in overcoming any potential veto by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. The measure now goes to the Senate.

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Buncombe County’s sheriff is standing by his decision to deny detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Faith leaders and immigrant rights advocates joined Buncombe County Sheriff Quentin Miller Tuesday to announce the department will not hold people in jail solely on the basis of immigration status.

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On President Trump's first trip to California, he is speaking to military personnel at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, north of San Diego. The visit comes a week after the Justice Department announced it was suing the state over immigration enforcement and on the day that Trump announced he was firing his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson. Watch his remarks live.

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Over 130 churches, synagogues, and other faith organizations in Western North Carolina are banding together to aid immigrants in the region.

Nearly a dozen people are hunched over a long table at the LGBTQ Center of Durham on a recent evening.

They're scrawling hopeful sentiments on brightly-colored pieces of paper. The letters of support are headed to six young men arrested in North Carolina in targeted immigration enforcement actions in January.