RALEIGH, N.C. — Several hundred protestors marched to the Governor’s Mansion Saturday afternoon demanding Governor Pat McCrory and state lawmakers take action on immigration reform.
WTVD-TV reported that the march stopped at the Governor’s Mansion and the legislative building in the newest push for more protection under state law.
The “March of Licenses” is an effort to encourage the state to issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants.
Hundreds of immigrants and their supporters marched in hopes of being able to drive in North Carolina.
They started on Fayetteville Street outside of some banks — symbolizing that immigrants are financial contributors in this state.
The group then went to the General Assembly and the Governor’s Mansion, before ending at the Capitol.
An organizer says fear drove these people to pound the pavement.
“Whenever they have a call from the school or their child is sick, they’re scared to get on the road to go pick up their child because if a police officer stops them that’s another ticket and depending on what county you live in, that might even lead to deportation,” said Sergio Sanchez, “March for Licenses” organizer.
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