RALEIGH, N.C.- Today, Governor Roy Cooper vetoed SB 101, a “Show Me Your Papers” bill. Below is a statement from ABIC Carolinas Director Yahel Flores.
“SB101 is economically harmful, morally wrong, and threatens the safety of every North Carolinian by forcing local law police to execute the duties of federal agents. Over 400+ business, community leaders and advocates signed a letter urging the Governor to oppose this legislation, and today we applaud his actions. At a time of unprecedented labor shortage and rising food costs, we do not need misguided policies that upend North Carolina’s workforce and undermine the safety and prosperity of every North Carolina family. Immigrant workers compose 53.1% of painters, construction workers, and maintenance workers and 49.7% of agricultural workers in the state of North Carolina. We applaud Governor Cooper for doing the right thing and safeguarding our economy, and we look forward to working with him on policies that create jobs, keep our state competitive, and keep families together.”
American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC) is a bipartisan coalition of over 1,200+ CEOs, business owners, and trade associations across 16 mostly red and purple states. ABIC Action promotes common sense immigration reform that advances economic competitiveness, provides companies with both the high-skilled and low-skilled talent they need, and allows the integration of immigrants into our economy as consumers, workers, entrepreneurs, and citizens.