A special legislative committee responsible for examining North Carolina’s immigration policies has decided not to recommend any new legislation until later this year.
Rep. Harry Warren, R-Rowan, said the N.C. House of Representatives select committee will wait to hear how the U.S. Supreme Court rules this summer on immigration legislation passed by other states.
“That way we can make recommendations to the assembly that will keep us, as a state, out of federal court while also offering approaches from other states,” he said.
The committee is responsible for looking at how the state should address immigration and must decide by December if it will make a recommendation to the N.C. General Assembly, said committee co-chairman Rep. Frank Iler, R-Brunswick.
“We plan to do something very deliberate,” he said. “We have the option of recommending legislation or not offering legislation.”