North Carolina is allowing illegal immigrants to become notaries public and The Daily Caller has exclusive video showing it.
In the video, a citizen journalist visits a travel agency in North Carolina and asks a notary public there how she got her certification. While non-citizens can become notaries public, instead of sending papers showing her legal residency she sent her Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) work authorization. TheDC has reviewed a photo of the woman’s driver’s license which also signifies that she is an illegal immigrant.
North Carolina’s Secretary of State has been allowing illegal immigrants to become notaries public since President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty in 2012. According to North Carolina state law to become a notary public, one must “reside legally in the United States.”
While, the Department of Homeland Security says, “deferred action does not confer lawful status upon an individual, nor does it excuse any previous or subsequent periods of unlawful presence.”
Jan Ting, professor of Law at Temple University, told TheDC: “I think North Carolina’s position probably reflects the current state of the law. The outrage here is DACA which gives illegal aliens work authorization. Aliens who have work authorization generally cannot be discriminated against in hiring, even by state government. There are exceptions, like police officers, and maybe school teachers, but the general rule is that work authorization means authorized to work!”