A sponsor of proposed immigration laws in North Carolina says a study shows some of the more stringent ones may be costly or redundant.
The state Department of Public Safety released the study at the request of legislators, who ordered the review rather than voting on the proposals in the last session.
The bill includes proposals such one similar to Arizona's "show-me-your-papers" law and another that would require people in the state illegally to reimburse the state for their incarceration.
The study says the "show-me-your-papers" proposal is redundant because officers already can check on a person's immigration status when stopping someone for another reason. And the study says the incarceration proposal could cost the state money because North Carolina could lose federal reimbursement for those costs.
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- Defenseless internet 'paying the price' for ignoring security
- Updated Here's how peanut butter snacks may save endangered ferrets
- Updated Canadian nurse accused of killing 8 nursing home residents
- Craven County Schools among those recognized for top graduation rate honors
- 'No kids with special needs?' Mom fights talent scout who rejected son