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North Carolina’s newest anti-immigrant law could harm more than 170,000 children

Children of Immigrants

Indy Week

By Jane Porter

We knew the so-called Protect North Carolina Workers Act, signed by the governor last month, would be bad for immigrants. It could be bad for U.S. citizens too—specifically, children.

Research from children and families advocacy groups NC Child and First Focus estimates that the new law could harm more than 170,000 U.S. citizen children from mixed-status families living in North Carolina, by threatening their access to education and other critical services. According to the Migration Policy Institute, North Carolina is currently home to 750,000 immigrants, including nearly 350,000 undocumented immigrants…

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