NC House Immigration Panel Holds Another Meeting

North Carolina lawmakers considering ways to respond to illegal immigration have now heard from state agency officials who said there are already many restrictions on providing government services to people unlawfully in the country.

A special House panel held its second meeting Wednesday in a crowded committee room full of people who support or oppose the state's intervention in federal immigration enforcement.

The committee listened to representatives of the state Division of Motor Vehicles and Department of Health and Human Services about qualifications to receive everything from a driver's license to child care subsidies and Medicaid.

A Department of Revenue official also talked about challenges with workers who file tax returns using false Social Security numbers.

The panel is expected to make recommendations to the full House by May.

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