Four Triangle rabbis plan to deliver a letter to Gov. Pat McCrory on Friday asking him not to implement the state’s plan for a specially designated drivers license that identifies illegal immigrants with a pink stripe.
The letter is reportedly signed by more than a dozen local Jewish leaders and about 70 Jewish communal leaders from across the country.
“We write to you as Jewish leaders dismayed and disappointed that undocumented immigrants in North Carolina who qualify for the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be singled out by having to carry driver’s licenses marked with a pink design and distinct from other North Carolina licenses,” the letter reads in part.
The rabbis note that the law is set to go into effect on Monday, which is the eve of Passover. “Particularly during this holiday, our community is reminded to stand in solidarity with vulnerable strangers in our own time: immigrants from other lands,” the letter says.