After a two-year investigation into possible discrimination and profiling at the Alamance County Police Department, some are wondering about immigration's role in the Triad.
Experts say some people in areas facing a tough economy worry about competing for job openings with undocumented workers.
Immigration lawyer Gerry Chapman said, "We do have areas in the country that had high unemployment and where foreign nationals are there without permission and are working, people get very upset about that."
Others say employers have job openings that U.S. citizens don't want.
"From experience over the past 15 years, employers come in over and over again and complain how hard it is for workers to do some of the work that these undocumented workers do," Chapman said. "It's dirty, it's unpleasant, some of it's dangerous. U.S. born citizens, regardless of their backgrounds, most of the time don't want to do that work."