Greensboro City Council opposes state immigration bill

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — The city council opposed N.C. House Bill 318 at its meeting Tuesday night, calling the recently passed measure a strike at immigrants, the poor and the city itself.

The bill was passed by the general assembly last month but is still awaiting Gov. Pat McCrory’s signature. It prevents cities from accepting any identification not issued by a government agency.

With an 8-1 vote, the council passed a resolution opposing the bill. Councilman Tony Wilkins was the lone vote against.

Earlier this year, Greensboro became one of the first cities to accept IDs created by the nonprofit FaithAction for such things as opening accounts at the water department and getting a library card.

Read more: Greensboro News & Record

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