I strongly oppose HB370 and was honored to work with fellow Buncombe County Commissioners Newman, Whitesides, and Edwards to send letters to Governor Cooper to support his pledged veto and to NCGA leadership urging them to oppose HB370. You can read the letters here.
This is a critical time to stand with immigrant communities at the local, state and federal level. HB370 is a dangerous bill that targets the immigrant community, violates due process, and undermines NC sheriffs' ability to set local policy regarding compliance with ICE detainers. Versions have passed both chambers of the legislature and it is currently at the House Committee on Rules.
This unconstitutional bill has particular implications in Buncombe County because Buncombe County Sheriff Quentin Miller has established a local policy that our Sheriff's Office will not comply with ICE detainers.
Here's what you can do to oppose HB370:
1) Please contact state elected officials and urge them to oppose HB370;
2) Please support the work of local organizations like CIMA that are on the front lines of opposing HB370 and supporting immigrant communities.