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Winston-Salem immigration hearing protester in court to face charge

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man who disrupted a legislative hearing earlier this year is to be in court in Raleigh to face charges.

Uriel Alberto was one of three undocumented immigrants arrested in February for disorderly conduct after they interrupted a hearing of the state House special committee on immigration.

According to the News & Observer of Raleigh, Alberto was to be in court Monday.

Lawmakers were considering stricter immigration laws at the Feb. 29 meeting. Alberto and the others wanted to raise awareness about the immigration issue. Alberto told the panel he was undocumented and unafraid. He said he would not be bullied or intimidated by the committee.

The newspaper reported Alberto could be deported after his arrest.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.