Why it’s called the ‘Stupid Party’ – ‘McCrory eliminates Latino outreach office’
WASHINGTON – ‘North Carolina’s Latino advocates are voicing alarm following the governor’s decision to eliminate the state’s office for Latino affairs’.
‘The closing of the Office of Hispanic/Latino affairs was sudden and caught many by surprise. The move appears to have exacerbated the already tense relationship between Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and the Latino community, including criticism over a driver’s license plan for young immigrants’.
‘Advocates say it sends a message that McCrory and Raleigh conservatives are less concerned with the needs of the Latino community’.
‘Paradoxically, it comes at a time when issues of deep concern, such as immigration, are at the political forefront’.
‘But the relationship began to sour as McCrory took a more aggressive approach with illegal immigrants in the years leading up to his gubernatorial bid’.
‘In 2006, he criticized the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s practice of not asking crime victims their legal status’.
‘In his unsuccessful 2008 bid for governor, he opposed allowing illegal immigrants to attend community colleges’.
‘And he promised to expand a federal program that allows local law enforcement agencies to detain illegal immigrants and begin deportation’.
‘In his 2012 campaign, McCrory didn’t emphasize the issue, saying in a debate that he didn’t think any state measures were needed to address illegal immigration’.
From : http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/03/29/3946743/mccrory-eliminates-latino-outreach.html