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Immigration Advocates to Lobby at State Capitol

Updated: Wednesday, April 24 2013, 07:15 AM EDT
North Carolina's immigration advocacy organizations are heading to Raleigh for a day of lobbying in the state legislature.

Leaders of more than 70 groups across the state are to meet Wednesday with legislators to press for initiatives such as in-state tuition and driving privileges for undocumented immigrants.

Those leaders will also call on representatives of lawmakers to state their positions on immigration reform during a congress of all the assembled Latino organizations later in the day.

Republicans filed a bill this month that grants driving privileges to undocumented immigrants but adopts Arizona-style detainment measures and other enforcement tools.

A Democratic bill would grant driving privileges but without many of the new enforcement provisions.

Another Democratic bill extends in-state tuition at public colleges for those living in the country illegally.

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