The ACLU of North Carolina works in the North Carolina General Assembly and local communities to defend and advance the civil rights and civil liberties of all North Carolinians. When the state legislature is in session, we review every bill for its potential impact on civil liberties and often conduct advocacy on dozens of pieces of legislation at any given time. The long session resumed on January 30, 2019 and is currently ongoing. 

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HB 633 - Strengthen Criminal Gang Laws

This bill makes it easier to obtain a court order that restricts the liberty of suspected gang members under GS 14-50.43. The injunction can apply to any person who is a criminal gang member as defined by GS 14-50.16A, which does not require that the individual be convicted of a crime.

July 29, 2019

HB 370 - Require Sheriff Cooperation with ICE

The ACLU of North Carolina opposes HB 370, an anti-immigrant bill that circumvents the local authority of sheriffs by requiring them to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and assist in the federal government’s deportation pipeline or face financial penalties.
March 19, 2019 Immigrants' Rights

HB 135 - Government Immigration Compliance

Background: In 2015, the North Carolina General Assembly passed House Bill 318, an anti-sanctuary law that prohibits government officials from accepting consular or community issued IDs and the adoption of sanctuary city ordinances. Anti-immigrant HB 135 seeks to expand this law.

February 27, 2019 Immigrants' Rights