A winter weather advisory has been issued for all of eastern Carolina except Carteret, Onslow, and Duplin counties from 6pm Thursday through 4am Friday. Light freezing rain and sleet will be possible.
RALEIGH (AP) -- House Republicans have filed legislation that would grant driving privileges to immigrants living in the country without documentation while adding new enforcement measures. Among them is a provision to allow law enforcement officers to check immigration status during stops or arrests if they reasonably suspect a person is living in the country illegally.
The bill filed Wednesday by four Republican lawmakers would establish restricted one-year permits, along with a measure that authorizes law enforcement to detain those suspected of living in the country illegally for up to 24 hours to check their immigration status.
Rep. Harry Warren of Salisbury, a primary sponsor, told the Associated Press the bill is intended to promote public safety in a fair and balanced way. Rep. Bryan Brown of Pitt County is a co-sponsor of the bill.
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