Rebar_workerToday, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 318, also known as the “Protect North Carolina Workers Act,” into law. The law strengthens North Carolina’s immigration policies by adding public contractors to the list of employers required by law to verify the work authorization of new employees with the internet-based E-Verify program, prohibiting “sanctuary” policies that impede the enforcement of immigration law, and cracking down on identity fraud. The measure’s passage marks a victory for true immigration reformers in North Carolina concerned with protecting public safety, reducing identity fraud, and discouraging illegal immigration to North Carolina by making it harder for illegal aliens to secure jobs.